Saturday, 13 May 2017


Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough
Fresh, steely, youthful and quite primary with freshly gathered red berry fruits, judicious use of oak, but enough to add a layer of wood, wood spice and toastiness, a building complexity as the wine opens it doors. On the palate - frim, youthful and dry; flavours of red berry fruit, some garrigue and wood tones, moderate tannin presence with firm texture adding some tension, a pause, then flows into the finish. Youthful and needs some cellar time. Drink now if decanted first otherwise open from 2019 onwards.
94 Points

Fromm 'Fromm Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough
Quite a lush and vibrant bouquet with aromas of fresh cherry and yellow plum, no mistaking a mineral undertone with a stone and dusty rock suggestion; moderate oak with a layer of spice, a floral note of rose. On the palate - varietal, fruity, tense and poised; a youthful example just beginning to integrate; abundant, firm youthful tannins and plenty of acidity. A wine for the cellar still unless decanted. Best drinking from 2018 through 2028.
92 Points

Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough
Great core of fruit and varietal signature; dark cherry and berry fruits, floral and gently savory, obvious complexity and minerality, decent oak signature with spice and new oak. On the palate - firm, youthful, intense, great core of fruit matched by oak and acidity; rich and intense tannins - youthfully firm; lengthy finish and plenty of complexity. A wine still very young requiring some lengthy cellar time. Drink from 2018 through 2030.
95 Points

Fromm Quarters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough
Savory, fruity, mineral and gentle oak spice core; aromas of dried herb, cherry and berry fruits, kitchen spices and some new oak, complexity builds as the wine relaxes in glass. On the palate - firm, youthful, fruity and savory, flavors match the bouquet; a mix of youthfully firm tannins and a silky tannins, plenty of acidity adding tension, fairly lengthy finish, balanced and well made. Drink now if decanted, best drinking from 2018 through 2026.
92 Points

Fromm Churton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough
Complex and engaging bouquet with a mix of earthy organic scents then dark cherry and savory scents; quite a toasty oak component and overall complex. On the palate - tense, youthful, savory, earthy and organic, dark berry fruits, medium+ acidity and tannins; an engaging wine with good length and finish. Drink now and through 2025.
94 Points

Fromm 'Cuvee "H"' Pinot Noir 2015 Marlborough
Fragrant and quite floral then fruity, varietal, no mistaking the oak layer, engaging with a minerality and core of intrigue, complex. On the palate - equally intriguing and fruity with violets ans raspberry, cherry and oak spices; fine tannins and loads of acidity; a wine just beginning to integrate with a core of ripeness and intensity, well made and lengthy. Drink from 2019 through 2030.

96 Points

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