Villa Maria Attorney Marlborough Pinot Noir (2019)

One of the region’s finest reds yet, the organically certified 2019 vintage (5*) is designed to rank alongside Villa Maria’s Cabernet Sauvignon-based Ngakirikiri The Gravels, from Hawke's Bay, as an ‘icon’ label. Hand-picked from vines planted in 2002 on a north-facing block with clay soils in the Southern Valleys, it was matured for 15 months in French oak casks (35 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep ruby, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited, complex and supple, with a lovely array of youthful, ripe cherry, plum, spice, herb and nut flavours, a real sense of depth through the palate, and a silky-textured finish. Best drinking 2025+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $120 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2025

Reviewed February 2022

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