Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir (2019)

Designed for early drinking, but typically age-worthy, this second-tier red consistently offers great value. The powerful, almost Syrah-like 2019 vintage (5*) is an estate-grown, single-vineyard wine, hand-picked and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (15 per cent new). From a very low-cropping year (frost and drought-affected), it is deeply coloured, with dense cherry, plum and spice flavours, ripe, bold and very youthful. A 'buy now, drink later' proposition, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2023

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