Review: 2020 Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago

Review: 2020 Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago

We’ve seen Loveblock‘s New Zealand-born pinot noir in the past — like, seven years ago — so it’s time for a refresh. Things, it seems, haven’t changed all that much (though the price has come down quite a bit).

Straightforward and mild, this wine has an initial edge of cherry and rhubarb, but things fade into the background as the wine spends even a moment in glass. Slightly punchy with herbal notes as it develops on the palate, elements of graphite and tar give the late game a tannic lift. Things are a bit tight on the finish, which is atypical for pinot noir but fairly common with New Zealand expressions. Plan accordingly.

B / $25 /

2020 Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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