Lawson's Dry Hills The Pioneer Marlborough Pinot Noir (2019)

The 2019 vintage (5*) was grown in the Southern Valleys and matured for 10 months in French oak casks. After blending, it was barrel-aged for another four months. Deep ruby, it is a mouthfilling, savoury, structured red, with deep, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, nutty and complex. A powerful, youthful wine, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $38 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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