The Hunting Lodge, Marlborough Albariño (2021)

Albariño, according to The Hunting Lodge, 'offers the best parts of a Riesling and Viognier, but with none of their hang-ups.' The lively 2021 vintage (4.5*) is a single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine, 10 per cent barrel-fermented. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a strongly varietal wine, mouthfilling, vibrant and finely balanced, with strong, citrusy, peachy, spicy flavours and a crisp, basically dry (3.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Albariño
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed November 2021

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