Central Otago, Otago

Burn Cottage

Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021

Guessed Walla Walla Grenache blind. Beautiful Pinot with lots of purity. Fruit forward. Multiple blind tasters mentioned the “Italian nose” but palate was all new world. Biodynamic. — 11 days ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Lake Wanaka Pinot Noir 2018

Raspberry, floral, wet earth nose. Savory, blackberry, long finish. Smooth tannins. — 2 months ago

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Felton Road

Calvert Pinot Noir

Deep, dark, inky Pinot - more like an aged Syrah — 3 months ago

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Cloudy Bay

Te Wahi Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Great new world wine — 3 months ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Central Otago Osteiner

Oddball geeky wine for sure - cross of Riesling and Sylvaner from the remote Central Otago region.

Agree with the comments - certainly more Riesling on the nose (shower curtain, tropical fruit), with Sylvaner coming in more on the palate (green fruit, white pepper, herbaceous ness). A light, insanely drinkable wine with surprisingly layers of complexity (is that schisty minerality there? Indeed it is! Some green papaya and makrut lime? That too. Citrus and orchard fruit? Uh huh. And, dare I go there, kiwi? Yup!

There’s definitely some RS in there, but acidity is high enough that it holds it well.. Not much of a finish, but none needed.

I really enjoyed this wine; my dinner companion was more meh.
— 3 months ago

Ira, Matt and 8 others liked this
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Nothing worse than a meh companion

Felton Road

Block 2 Central Otago Chardonnay 2021

David T

Drop dead gorgeous cool climate Chardonnay. Paired with Blue Heron Farm lettuces, sherry shallot vinaigrette, parmigiano reggiano.

— a month ago

Shay, Bob and 10 others liked this

Felton Road

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2015

Dark cherry and briar. On the palate medium + intensity - heavy spice. No other word for it but delicious. One of the jewels of Central Otago along with Block 3. A gift from a good mate who loves new world Pinot Noir, for my 70th last year. A gorgeous wine. — 3 months ago

Daniel, Severn and 20 others liked this
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Felton Road

Bannockburn Riesling 2021

Lite sparkling, inte för sött för va riesling o tydlig syrlighet — 3 months ago