Looking for a bargain Pinot Noir? Here it is. The 2020 vintage (3.5*) was estate-grown in the Awatere Valley and matured for a year in French oak barrels. Bright ruby, it is full-bodied and youthful, with very satisfying depth of ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, a distinct touch of complexity and a moderately firm finish. Best drinking 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★ – 3 Stars
Price: $17 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed February 2022