Blind River Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir (2019)

The elegant 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a single-vineyard red, matured for 10 months in French oak casks (25 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with generous, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, and ripe, supple tannins. Already delicious, it's an ageworthy wine, likely to be at its best 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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