Blackenbrook Pinot Blanc Nelson (2021)

The 2021 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and hand-picked from young vines at Tasman. Mostly tank-fermented (5 per cent of the blend was handled in old oak barrels), it is invitingly scented and full-bodied. Still very youthful, it is vibrantly fruity, with pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, excellent delicacy and…

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris (2021)

Estate-grown and hand-picked from 20 year-old vines, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked and handled in a mix of tanks (95 per cent) and old oak barrels (5 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with strong peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent varietal character, a touch of complexity, and an off-dry…

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

Estate-grown at Tasman, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested and fermented in tanks (mostly) and old oak barrels (4 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it has strong, freshly herbaceous aromas. Vibrantly fruity, with punchy passionfruit, lime, melon and green capsicum flavours, it has a distinct touch of complexity and a crisp, dry (3.1 grams/litre of…

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir (2020)

The estate-grown, very ageworthy 2020 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked from 19 year-old vines at Tasman and matured for a year in French oak barrels (5 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is a powerful young red, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours and a well-structured finish. Best drinking 2023+….

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:…

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:…