Cloudy Bay New Zealand Pinot Noir (2020)

This consistently classy red is grown at sites on the cooler, more clay-influenced south side of the Wairau Valley, in Marlborough. The 2020 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 11 months in French oak barrels (30 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with generous cherry, plum and spice flavours, and supple tannins. Forward in its appeal, it's a very harmonious red.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $41 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 26
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 26
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 21
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed August 2022

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