Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve
Pinot Noir 2012

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13.5%  pH: 3.62  RS: nil  
TA: 6.2g/L  Brix: 24.3 - 25.5

The superb red berry and cherry fruit characters are complemented by sweet, spicy oak notes. This wine has a rich opulence, wonderfully ripe fine tannins and great concentration that together produce a powerful yet elegant wine.

Cellaring

The focused palate and balanced acidity means that this wine will age very well over the next three

Food Match

New Zealand lamb and game.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $28.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $168.00Buy Now

Awards & Reviews

Cuisine Magazine - New release.

BEST BUY - A heady aromatic broadside greets the nostrils, with oak spice, together with red and dark berry-fruit notes, playing a merry duet. In the mouth it is ripe and luscious, with the oak lending a mocha note and the generous tannins providing background murmur.

The National Business Review - The best 2013

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 - Across the board, Lawson's Dry Hills produce an exceptional array of wines at very good prices, this Pinot Noir being one. With its lovely floral aromatics and rich, complex, spicy palate it provides a fine example of where Marlborough Pinot Noir is heading. 2012 was a very successful vintage in Marlborough with the 2013 vintage promising to be even better.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Silver Medal

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 - Gold Medal

International Wine Challenge 2014 (U.K.) - SILVER MEDAL

Bright,fleshy strawberry fruit with spicy oak. Good flavour concentration of beautiful Pinot Noir fruit.

Marlborough Wine Show 2013 - BRONZE MEDAL

The New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 - SILVER MEDAL

Easter Show Wine Awards 2014 - GOLD MEDAL.

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Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2013