Dunstan Road Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir (2019)

From a small vineyard at Alexandra, I tasted the 2014 to 2016 vintages in September 2019. The 2014 (4.5*), French oak-matured for 18 months, has full, fairly youthful colour and a fragrant, savoury, slightly earthy bouquet. Drinking well now, it is mouthfilling, with generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a finely textured, very harmonious finish. Surprisingly youthful, the 2015 (3.5*) is a powerful, fruity wine with moderate complexity and fresh acidity. The 2016 vintage (4*) shows good complexity. Ruby-hued, it is moderately youthful, with very good depth of cherry, plum and spice flavours, and a fairly firm finish.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

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