Bannockburn, Otago

Felton Road

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.4

Just an outstanding Pinot Noir from Nigel. Everything I expect and more from an amazing region for Pinot Noir.

If you make it to Queenstown, drive out to Central Otago for the vistas & a couple three tasting appointments. These shots are from our what would be their early fall. It’s God’s country.

Central Otago has the warm days, cool nights, soil structure and long growing season that is perfect for Pinot Noir grapes.

The nose shows ripe, candied, floral; black cherries, baked plum, blue fruits, raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, poached strawberries, cranberries, pomegranate, mixed berry fruit cola, soft spices, mix of red & black licorice, limestone powder, cherry kirsch liqueur notes, smokiness, understated, fresh tobacco, crushed volcanic powder, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, light cinnamon, lightly grilled meat with bright florals of; red, dark, blue, purple flowers framed in a field of violets.
— 33 minutes ago

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Vintage Cellars

Chalkboard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Bought this wine for $20 - it was glorious and such a wonderful wine. — 6 days ago

Peregrine

Central Otago Chardonnay 2017

Deliciously full bodied and rounded — a day ago

Mount Edward

Central Otago Riesling 2018

Impeccable balance. Classic petrol aromas, with a sweet mealy undertow. Sweet white peach, pineapple, and a lovely stony flinty minerality gives complexity and balance. Not super long, but sooo well balanced. Just enough zesty acid. Buy again. — 7 days ago

Loveblock

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Medium bodied and smooth, so delicious I went and bought another bottle. — 7 days ago

Maude

Pinot Noir 2018

Absolutely delicious. Will continue to improve — 5 days ago

Prophets Rock

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Very good, rich PN of CO. Deep dark red fruits n a some tannins. Very good body but might lack a little acididi. Debelops nicely in glass from tight black currant to ripe strawberry n a stone minerality. — 25 days ago

Wooing Tree

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

2015 A gem amongst many Cromwell jewels bright vibrant but not easily forgotten — 14 days ago

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Mount Edward

Central Otago Rosé Blend

Smooth and velvety. Strong red cherries and other red fruits - really light bodied. Was really nice in the beginning and then became a bit too "sweet" and overpowering after a few more glasses. — 8 days ago

Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016

Superb pinot noir, stylistically Willamette Valley on first blush (bright, fruit forward cherry attack) but with a nice tannin structure and gradually unfolding finish. Lovely! — 10 days ago

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