Offering very good value, the generous, ageworthy 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Waipara, harvested from 20 year-old vines, and matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (22 per cent new). Full-coloured, with a fragrant, spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited, savoury and supple, with balanced acidity and strong, berryish, spicy flavours, showing considerable complexity. Best drinking 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022