Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Montepulciano (2020)

The extremely youthful 2020 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Tasman, hand-picked and matured for a year in seasoned French oak barriques. A robust, concentrated red, with bold, purple-flushed colour, it is exuberantly fruity, with a strong surge of vibrant, plummy, spicy flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and obvious cellaring potential. Best drinking mid-2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Montepulciano
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $52 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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