Clos Henri Pinot Noir 2009 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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From Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé in France to Marlborough, the Pinot Noir variety takes a new dimension. The Bourgeois Family is devoted to making premium wine in a restrained and elegant style that captures the terroir and expresses it in its purest form. This underlines the dedication and passion the family puts into this beloved variety.

“The vintage 2009 was characterised by a typical Marlborough weather season and an ideal long, slow ripening period which built up great fruit aromas, good balance and complexity. This is a vintage with impressive finesse, from the fruit to the structure - a year with great varietal expression”. Damien Yvon, Winemaker.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

The 2009 Pinot Noir was matured for 14 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Pale to medium ruby colored, it displays aromas of kirsch, warm cranberries and cinnamon stick over nuances of dried mint, tree bark and violets, medium bodied and nicely structured with a medium level very fine tannins and refreshing acidity, it fills the mouth with expressive red berry and earth flavors, finishing long. Drink this one now to 2016. Rating 91 - Drink: 2011 - 2016 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, (OCT/2011)

From Henri bourgeois, a top Loire Valley producer with a site near Renwick, this vintage was matured for over a year in French oak barrique (25 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is very fragrant and sweet-fruited, rich and supple, with lush cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours. The best yet. Rating 4 ¹/2 Star - Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


The 2009 shows wonderful layers of lifted raspberry fruit flavours entwined with savoury notes and tobacco box characters.


The mouth has good freshness, is complex and well-structured with soft, velvety tannins. This is an elegant style of Pinot Noir, displaying fine structure with lovely fruit to oak balance.

Ageing Potential

7-8 years.

Medals & Trophies

Blue-Gold and Top 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition 2012: "Ripe fruit yet a tight delicate structure. It has lovely depth of flavours and fine-grained tannins that meld perfectly with food. Complex good oak. Ripe flavours. Quite a full bodied style with a slightly tart savoury edge. Sweet oak but with fruit weight and a long warm finish. The wine went very well with the food. Medium cherry garnet in colour. Berries with liquorice and vanilla. Soft velvety tannins with animal and berries. It was lovely with the food, very elegant."

Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2012

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Henri Bourgeois is a very highly regarded French producer, in Sancerre, in the Loire Valley. a district best known for its wooded and highly ageable Sauvignon Blancs, with 10 generations of viticulture running through this family's veins. They made the leap to becoming dedicated producers in 1952, with great success.In 2001, the Bourgeois family, feeling their hands bound by the restrictions Appellation rules lay upon French producers, decided to purchase a vineyard in that other, new, home of Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, where they would be able to make wine in a more free fashion.The vineyard is a former sheep station, and has never been used for cultivation. Nevertheless, the Bourgeois have spent considerable time gradually preparing the soils for viticulture, 6 hectares of the property at a time.With 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Pinot Noir planted, the same proportions as the Sancerre Vineyard, and the understanding of generations of winemaking and viticulture, Clos Henri has earned a esteemed place within the broader New Zealand winemaking community.

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