|2012||89-92||NYR||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 or hold||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|
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.
SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR