The Hunting Lodge, Marlborough Albariño (2020)

Albariño, according to The Hunting Lodge, 'offers the best parts of a Riesling and Viognier, but with none of their hang-ups.' Still very youthful, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) is a single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine, 10 per cent barrel-fermented. Bright, light lemon/green, it is freshly scented, mouthfilling and dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), with strong, vigorous, peachy, spicy flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, crisp acid spine and obvious cellaring potential. Best drinking 2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Albariño
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2022

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