Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris (2021)

This wine is mostly handled in tanks, but up to 30 per cent of the blend is fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. The distinctive 2021 vintage (5*) is richly scented, mouthfilling and fleshy. A refined, youthful, vigorous wine, it has generous, pure peach, lychee, pear and spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, gentle acidity and a finely poised finish. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2024

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

Reviewed April 2022

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