Grasshopper Rock Earnscleugh Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir (2018)

Estate-grown in Alexandra, this is typically a good buy. Hand-picked from vines planted in 2003, the graceful 2018 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (29 per cent new). Ruby hued, it is fragrant, fresh, savoury and supple, with strong, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2022+.


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+

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed November 2021

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