Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Nelson Pinot Noir (2019)

The full-coloured 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and matured in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). A powerful, fleshy, sweet-fruited red, it is a bold expression of Pinot Noir, with concentrated fruit flavours, ripe and youthful, and a rounded, lasting finish. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $50 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 23 – 27
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: NM/7; When to Drink: NM – NM
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: NM/7; When to Drink: NM – NM
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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