Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir (2020)

Priced right, the very graceful 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Gladstone, in the northern Wairarapa, and matured for 11 months in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, with a floral bouquet, it is mouthfilling and vibrant, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, very good complexity, and ripe, supple tannins. A very ageworthy red, it's well worth cellaring to 2024+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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