What are the differences between the two Domaine Thomson Pinot Noirs; the Explorer and the Surveyor Thomson? What differences do vine age, bottle age and winemaking make? With this case you can see for yourself!
Tasting notes included.
Surveyor Thomson 2016 Pinot Noir
Terroir in a glass – very site specific, sophisticated and unique, the Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir is the flagship wine for Domaine Thomson. The release date is held back to provide customers with a perfectly balanced Pinot Noir. This wine has real age, texture and structure and is the perfect food wine.
“Supple pinot noir with a mix of savoury, dried herb and spicy oak flavours, with subtle floral and cherry characters supported by fine, peppery tannins. An elegant rather than blockbuster style with cellaring potential” Bob Campbell MW
Explorer 2019 Pinot Noir
The grapes that go into the Explorer wine primarily come from the top terrace Moon Block (altitude 295m), 100% estate grown, certified organic and handpicked. Stylistically, this wine is made from more youthful vines as they tend to have a natural fruit driven exuberance. Blackberry, guava, spice and violet aromatics lead to a fresh fruit driven palate showing lots of elegance, freshness and drive.
“Wonderfully ripe and beautifully lifted, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game, toasted spice and floral aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that’s supple and lingering. It’s gorgeously fruited and expressed, backed by fine chalky tannins, finishing long and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2025. Certified organic. Oct 2020” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Oct 2020