Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir (2020)

From 'some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in New Zealand', the classy 2020 vintage (5*) was matured for a year in French oak casks (22 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is a mouthfilling, rich red, savoury and complex, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, very finely integrated oak and ripe, supple tannins. Still youthful, with obvious cellaring, it's well worth cellaring to 2024+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $65 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 24 – 36
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 31
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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