Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir (2017)

The youthful 2017 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown, hand-picked and matured for a year in French oak barriques (31 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, good tannin backbone, and excellent complexity. A powerful wine, it’s well worth cellaring to 2021+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2020

When to drink: 2021

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