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 (9 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Full of youthful vigour, it should develop well.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: V+

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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