Hans Herzog Marlborough Montepulciano (2018)

This classy, estate-grown red is typically overflowing with sweet-fruit flavours. The 2018 vintage (5*) was hand-harvested on the north side of the Wairau Valley, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and matured for two and a half years in French oak casks (partly new). Deeply coloured, it has a fragrant, fresh bouquet of berries, plums and spices. Mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, it is concentrated and vigorous, with savoury notes adding complexity, good tannin backbone, and a finely poised, lasting finish. Likely to be long-lived, it should be at its best 2023+. Certified organic.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Montepulciano
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $79 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed March 2022

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