Margrain Reserve Martinborough Pinot Noir (2016)

Still youthful, the fragrant 2016 vintage (4.5*) was matured for a year in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), then aged for another seven months in older barrels. Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with concentrated, very ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, hints of liquorice and nuts, and a fairly firm finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $70 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 19 – 28
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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