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.


This wine will age very well over the next three to five years.

Food Match

New Zealand lamb and game.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

We have a few bottle available of this fantastic wine, phone NIgel on 03 578 7674.

Awards & Reviews

Worth Cellaring - Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 as a standard- bearer for the new generation of quality Pinot Noirs we are starting to see out of Marlborough, now that the grape is planted on sites and soils suited to wine quality rather than production. What a pleasure it is to have Pinot Noir of this calibre under $30..00. This wine illustratres the challenge Marlborough is about to present to the other Pinot Noir districts.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - SILVER MEDAL

The New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 - SILVER MEDAL

International Wine Challenge 2014 - SILVER MEDAL

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

Easter Show Wine Awards 2014 - GOLD MEDAL.

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.

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 - Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 - Gold medal

Marlborough Wine Show 2014 - Gold Medal

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014 - Pure Gold Medal

International Wine Challenge (Tranche 1) 2015 - SILVER MEDAL

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.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

Sustainable Winegrowing International Wine Competition Trophy Decanter International Trophy

Awarded the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc producer in 2013

Lawson’s Dry Hills is on Alabama Road, Blenheim, Marlborough.

Our cellar door is open daily from 10am until 5pm, seven days a week during the summer, we are closed on all Public Holidays and winter weekends during June/July/August/September. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

Licence # 052/OFF/023/2016
exp. 03/07/2019 

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