Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.50 RS: nil
TA: 6.3g/L Brix: 23 - 25
Produced from our own Waihopai Valley vineyard and the adjacent Barnsley vineyard, these two sites grow beautiful parcels of fruit that produce expressive wines with depth and finesse. This Pinot Noir is richly aromatic, showing ripe red berry and cherry characters, complemented by sweet, spicy oak notes. The palate is opulent with soft ripe tannins and great concentration that together produce a powerful, elegant wine.
Two to six years
New Zealand roast lamb or duck, wonderful with oven roasted veg with garlic and herbs.
|Bottle Price: $30.00||Buy Now|
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Awards & Reviews
Michael Cooper - Four and a half stars
Offering fine value. the deeply coloured 2015 vintage was grown on two sites in the Waihopai Valley and matured for ten months in French oak barriques (25% new). Mouthfilling, it is youthful and fruit-packed, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent concentration, texture and complexity. Best drinking mid 2018+
Winestate - Wine of the Year Annual - Best of 2017 - Four and a half stars
Amazing colour for the variety. Cherry cola characters on the nose with oaky spiciness. Well focused brooding savoury fruit flavours, chunky tannins and good oak use.
New World Wine Awards 2017 - Gold medal - 95 points
Awarded 95 points and a Gold medal at the 2017 New World Premium Wine selection.
Bob Campbell MW - 92 points - 4 Stars
Scented Pinot Noir with rich dark-fleshed plums, black cherry and smoky oak flavours. A succulent wine with a good backbone of drying tannins that help a lengthy finish. Good now, better with a little bottle-age.