Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir (2019)

The powerful, estate-grown 2019 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested and matured for a year in French oak barrels (13 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling, with rich, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, showing good complexity. An almost Syrah-like red, it is still very youthful; best drinking 2022+. Details Type: Red Wines Variety: Pinot Noir Vintage:…

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé (2020)

The attractive 2020 vintage (4.5*) was made from hand-picked Nelson Pinot Noir, partly (9 per cent) aged in old oak barrels. Made in a dryish style (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is a light pink/red, full-bodied wine with ripe, berryish, plummy, slightly spicy flavours, showing excellent depth, balanced acidity and a rounded finish. Good…

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

Estate-grown at Tasman, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested and fermented in tanks (mostly) and old oak barrels (3 per cent). Pale lemon/green, it is very aromatic and punchy, with lively, youthful, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing excellent delicacy, a touch of complexity, and a crisp, dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish. Details Type:…

Shangri-La Nelson Gewürztraminer (2020)

From Blackenbrook, the perfumed 2020 vintage (4*) was estate-grown and hand-picked. Pale, it is softly mouthfilling, with pear, lychee and spice flavours, a hint of apricot, fresh acidity, very good delicacy and depth, and an off-dry (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking mid-2021+. Details Type: White Wines Variety: Gewürztraminer Vintage: 2020 Overall Rating…

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris (2020)

Estate-grown and hand-picked from mature vines, the powerful 2020 vintage (4.5*) was handled in a mix of tanks (90 per cent) and old oak barrels (10 per cent). Pale lemon/green, it is fleshy, with strong, vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, fresh acidity, slight sweetness (6 grams/litre of residual sugar), and a distinctly spicy finish….

Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay (2019)

Estate-grown, the attractive 2019 vintage (4*) was hand-harvested and matured for a year in seasoned American (90 per cent) and French (10 per cent) oak casks. Full-bodied, fresh and lively, it has strong peach and grapefruit flavours, with biscuity oak adding complexity, and lots of drink-young appeal. Best drinking mid-2021+. Details Type: White Wines Variety:…