Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir (2020)

The 2020 vintage (4.5*) was grown in the Southern Valleys and part of the blend was matured for nine months in French oak barriques. Full, bright ruby, it is fragrant, mouthfilling, rich and supple, with generous, youthful cherry, plum and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, and very good complexity and harmony. A graceful red, it should be at its best 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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