Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Noir (2019)

Still unfolding, the youthful 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a regional blend, grown in the Southern Valleys (55 per cent), Awatere Valley (32 per cent), and at Kekerengu (13 per cent). Hand-picked and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques, it is deep ruby, with concentrated, vigorous plum, berry and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a lengthy, moderately firm finish. Full of cellaring potential, it should be at its best 2024+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 26
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed June 2022

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