The Hunting Lodge, Marlborough Lagrein (2020)

The Hunting Lodge describes Lagrein as 'an Italian hillbilly on OE in Marlborough'. The 2020 vintage (4*) is a single-vineyard red, hand-picked in the Awatere Valley and matured for 14 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is youthful and vigorous, with strong, ripe, berryish, spicy fruit flavours to the fore, fresh acidity, supple tannins and a smooth finish. Best drinking mid-2023+.

Details

Type: Other
Variety: Lagrein
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $36 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed August 2022

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