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Vintage Charts

New Zealand: Pinot Noir
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201289-92NYROne of the coolest years on record, affecting fruit set and resulting in low yields
201190Drink or holdWarm and humid year, with showy wines; less concentrated than 2010
201092Drink or holdLow yields, with deep and structured wines; exceptional in Central Otago
200988Drink or holdWarm vintage; the best are perfumed and elegant
200885Drink or holdAbundant crop in all regions; Martinborough wines stand out
200789Drink or holdMemorable for low yields; deep and complex
200685DrinkLarge crop, warm growing season; some wines overripe
200589DrinkSmall crop, cool growing season; dark, concentrated and supple wines
200485DrinkCool year; large crops in Central Otago and Martinborough
200384DrinkAverage quality, but balanced
200285DrinkEarly, with deep, perfumed and well-balanced wines; best in Central Otago
200185DrinkWarm, large vintage; balanced wines

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.


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