Pegasus Bay North Canterbury Pinot Noir (2019)

This is one of North Canterbury's greatest Pinot Noirs, typically very rich in body and flavour. Many of the vines are over 25 years old and the wine is matured for 15 months in French oak barriques (about 40 per cent new). The 2019 vintage (5*) is bright ruby, with a fragrant, savoury bouquet. Mouthfilling and supple, it is still youthful, with rich, ripe flavours, nutty and complex, and a very harmonious, finely textured finish. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $54 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 4/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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