Butterworth Te Muna Martinborough Pinot Noir (2018)

Estate-grown in the vineyard previously known as Julicher, the 2018 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked and matured in French oak barriques. Full, bright ruby, it is fragrant and savoury, with youthful, ripe cherry, plum, spice and nutty oak flavours, finely balanced tannins and good complexity. A very ageworthy red, it should be at its best 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

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