Bannockburn, Otago

Felton Road

Bannockburn Riesling 2015

The aroma gives away the wine's origin, at least for me, with petrol and rubbery hints tickling the nasal passages. Lemon, lime, pineapple, honey, crushed stone, and rose petals ensue. The taste is like a sweeter-styled Spatlese. It leads with notes of honeyed citrus and cream, finishing with bruised apples, burnt sugar, and nuanced minerality. The flavours linger for a while, but is ultimately dominated by cloying sweetness. That is not to say that acidity was lacking, because the finish definitely sparkled with the cut of steely acidity on the tongue, but the sugar still persisted over this. The 15' Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling certainly looks well-made, but leaves me looking for some relief after a few glasses. Food wine for me. — 8 days ago

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Sineann

Pisa Terrace Pinot Noir 2016

Purple-red, light to moderately extracted pigment, good clarity. Funk, raspberry and white pepper notes in nose. Blueberry, blackberry, some cola, plus umami and a touch of saline flavors. Light medium-weight tannins in finish. Tannins soften fairly rapidly, 30 minutes. An interesting variation from his Oregon pinots, but solid in its own right. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Rewa

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Spännande och nästan lite funky. Frukten är stramare och drar åt friskare drag av tranbär och granatäpple. Jordig och finkornig svart te-koncentration. Gör sig bra på matbordet och kan nog med fördel lagras. — 2 days ago

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Mud House Wines

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Very easy drinking. Would buy again. — 9 days ago

Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2010

Focused, personality, fun, great balance
I find it a little light when we think that we are drinking Central Otago, but Felton Rd is so unique. Never overpowering.
I just wonder if I identify their wines more with the region or with their winemaking🧐
Ps this might tell you how wine is a cerebral enjoyment rather than just material 🤔
— 8 days ago

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Innocent Bystander

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

I recently conducted an experiment...Wine.com 10% off of $99, an offering that does not present very often.

All wines needed to score 90 or above by Wine Spectator..except for the Burn Cottage PN all bottles were less than $20. My purchase... five bottles in total.

1). Burn Cottage Moonlight Race 2015. WS 91..
Most expensive $42.
2). Novellum Chardonnay 92 by JD..this was
Included to make the $99.
3). Innocent Bystander PN 2017. 92 by WS.
...will keep you posted on other two.

This wine is great for sub $20...blueberry...cherry..tea leaves.a soft herbal component and dried flowers or sage. This definitely beat the Burn Cottage in terms of complexity!

Record temperature set in Iowa today! 1° early am! WHAT!⛄🌨
— 5 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin Whar is happening! Second snow for us....just wrong!
Trixie

Trixie

Very nice! And we have had snow here for 2 weeks. Far too early! 🍷

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

A break from Anderson Valley Pinots... — 2 days ago

Mt. Difficulty

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2016

Very easy to enjoy. Right in that “pinosity” zone, with a bit of weight and chewy structure underneath a mix of brighter red fruit and dark cherry with a touch of spice. Pretty simple and straight down the line, but good drinking. — 4 days ago

Sam Marshmallow
with Sam

Burn Cottage

Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

I am enjoying sampling PN's from different regions...Central Otago offers some nice selections..as always vintage depending...but I have found the 2015's to be quite nice!
This wine is New World in style...damp earth..mushrooms..bing cherry..mild oak...nutmeg..cinnamon...mild acidity..presents with a decent long finish!

Revisiting this post vacuum pumped and put in the fridge...this has opened up even more...enjoying the earthiness of this wine!
— 10 days ago

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David T

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@Dawn E. Such a beautiful region and area for Pinot’s. If you haven’t had, Felton Road or Rippon, they are Central Otago producers worth seeking out. 👍 Cheers! 🍷
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@David T Thank you for the recommendations..I truly appreciate them!
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Rippon, darker, more brooding and Felton Road lighter with more bright red fruits.

Erewhon

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Andrew Holod
9.3

This bottle is smoking good. Complex with strawberry fruit, a leafy/autumnal/leafy/tobacco herbal tone and exquisite balance. — 2 days ago

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