Hans Herzog Marlborough Zweigelt (2016)

Certified organic, the highly attractive 2016 vintage (5*) was estate-grown on the north side of the Wairau Valley, hand-picked, matured for 18 months in French oak casks (partly new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Drinking well now, it has deep, still youthful colour. Full-bodied and supple, it has ripe, berryish, spicy flavours, fresh and concentrated, a hint of liquorice, oak complexity and a fragrant bouquet.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Zweigelt
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $64 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 26
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2012; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2011; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2010; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 21
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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