Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

Region: Marlborough
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

Food Match

New Zealand roast lamb or duck, wonderful with oven roasted veg with garlic and herbs.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $30.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $180.00Buy Now

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.

International Cool Climate Wine Show - Australia - Silver medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 - Silver medal

The Marlborough Wine Show 2016 - Silver medal

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2012
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

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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