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 depth, and an off-dry (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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