Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke's Bay Gamay Noir (2021)

The very charming 2021 vintage (4.5*) is rare – only 60 cases were produced. A single-vineyard wine, grown at Mangatahi, it was hand-picked and matured for 11 months in two old French oak barrels. Bright ruby, it is floral and very supple, with youthful, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes adding a touch of complexity, gentle tannins and a seductively smooth finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Gamay Noir
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed June 2022

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