Hawkshead Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir (2021)

The classy 2021 vintage (5*), a blend of "rounder, ripe" Lowburn and "more savoury, slower-ripening" Gibbston grapes, was hand-picked and matured in French oak barrels. Deep, bright ruby, it is a very ageworthy red, vigorous, mouthfilling and concentrated. Elegant and strongly varietal, it has strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, complex and savoury, supple tannins and a finely structured finish. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $70 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

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 April 2022

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