Grasshopper Rock Earnscleugh Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir (2018)

Estate-grown in Alexandra, this is typically a top buy. From vines planted in 2003, the graceful 2018 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (29 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is fragrant, savoury and supple, with youthful, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a very harmonious finish.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

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