Vintage Charts / New Zealand / Pinot Noir
Vintage Score Drink Rec
  • 2014 89-92 NYR A bumper harvest, with excellent wines across the board; particularly exciting in Hawkes Bay
  • 2013 92 Drink or hold Wines show tremendous concentration and structure, with powerful flavors
  • 2012 91 Drink or hold One of the coolest years on record, affecting fruit set and resulting in low yields
  • 2011 90 Drink or hold Warm and humid year, with showy wines; less concentrated than 2010
  • 2010 92 Drink or hold Low yields, with deep and structured wines; exceptional in Central Otago
  • 2009 88 Drink or hold Warm vintage; the best are perfumed and elegant
  • 2008 85 Drink or hold Abundant crop in all regions; Martinborough wines stand out
  • 2007 89 Drink Memorable for low yields; deep and complex
  • 2006 85 Drink Large crop, warm growing season; some wines overripe
  • 2005 89 Drink Small crop, cool growing season; dark, concentrated and supple wines
  • 2004 85 Drink Cool year; large crops in Central Otago and Martinborough
  • 2003 84 Drink Average quality, but balanced
  • 2002 85 Drink Early, with deep, perfumed and well-balanced wines; best in Central Otago
  • 2001 85 Drink Warm, large vintage; balanced wines