Astrolabe Valleys Wairau Valley Pinot Noir (2018)

Designed as a 'lightly wooded, early release' style, the 2016 vintage (4*) is drinking well now. Maturing gracefully, it is lively, with cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, fresh and savoury, and good complexity. The youthful 2018 vintage (3.5*) is ruby-hued, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of tamarillo, and fresh acidity. Best drinking mid-2021+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2021

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