Mount Brown Estates North Canterbury Pinot Noir (2021)

Bargain-priced, the 2021 vintage (4*) was harvested from 20 year-old vines and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (18 per cent new). Deep, bright ruby, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with strong, youthful cherry, plum and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, and very good depth and complexity. Savoury and supple, it's as good as many $30-plus Pinot Noirs. Already enjoyable, it should be at its best 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $24 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 4/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed August 2022

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