Wine of the Week NZ

URLAR Gladstone Pinot Noir 2020, Wairarapa, NZD $45

If you are wondering where the 2019 vintage went, the answer is Sweden. They bought the lot. Plumper, more concentrated and more fruit-focused than the Mediator with pleasing layers of flavour. An attractively juicy pinot noir. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2027

Food: pain d’epices duck sausage with fermented celeriac and prune

Stockists: URLAR Wines

Ranked: #5 of 91 2020 Pinot Noir from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

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