French oak-aged for a year, the 2019 vintage (3.5*) is a bright ruby, mouthfilling red, with good depth of fresh plum and spice flavours, hints of herbs and nuts, lively acidity, savoury notes adding complexity and a fairly firm finish. Retasted in mid-late 2021, it is developing well and likely to be at its best 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $24 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed February 2022