Gibbston Valley School House Central Otago Pinot Noir (2019)

This consistently classy red is estate-grown in the late-ripening School House Vineyard, at Bendigo, an extremely elevated site (up to 420 metres above sea level). The 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-picked and matured for 10 months in French oak casks (25 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is a powerful yet elegant red, with dense cherry, plum and spice flavours, and ripe, supple tannins. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+. Certified organic.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $65 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

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