Hand-picked from estate-grown, 30 year-old vines at Rapaura, in the Wairau Valley, the 2020 vintage (4*) was matured for 15 months in French oak casks (40 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, savoury and supple, with moderately concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, slightly earthy notes and good complexity. Best drinking 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Value for Money: AV
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022