Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke's Bay Tempranillo (2021)

Still very youthful, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) has deep, bright, purple-flushed colour. Full-bodied, it is vibrantly fruity, with strong, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, savoury notes and finely balanced tannins. Best drinking mid-2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 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: 2024

Reviewed July 2022