Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Grenache (2021)

Powerful but also highly approachable, the generous 2021 vintage (5*) is already delicious. Deep, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with concentrated dark berry, plum and spice flavours, ripe and savoury, and a supple, finely poised finish. Best drinking mid-2023+. Well worth discovering.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Grenache
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022