Central Otago, Otago

Felton Road

Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2014

Smooth as silk, with a hint of vanilla under its lush red fruit surface. At four years, it’s drinking fabulously, hard to see how it could improve and life is too short after all. Sourced in Halifax for about $60, sadly I think they are sold out. — 4 days ago

Innocent Bystander

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Butter and butterscotch nose...lovely. Nice light on the tongue. Berry banana, little exit. Nice quaffer. — 20 days ago

Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2016

Austere and held back, almost brittle dry red berries relaxed a little — 6 days ago

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Bannaockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Literally my favorite Pinot I’ve ever had currently enjoying a glass it’s lovely! — 6 days ago


Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Melon gun flint lime on the mouth super high acidity fresh herbs - love this would be great with seafood — 20 days ago

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Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Raspberry, blood orange rind, menthol, savory spice, black tea. Very expressive and balanced. — a month ago

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Terra Sancta

Mysterious Diggings Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

delicious bright pinot from Central Otago! — 25 days ago

Giant Steps

Single Vineyard Tosq Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

The Nocton Vineyard from Coal River Valley in Tassy just 8 minutes from Tolpuddle Vineyard. Fantastic wine which presents the same logistical nightmare as TPV for us.

The Central Otago TOSQ reveals even larger nightmares as it’s partially fermented before making the journey to a residential winery with tight restrictions on operations.
— 24 days ago

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@Scott Rowe At the recent Pinot Shop Tasting in Launceston I spoke with your viticulturalist at Tolpuddle re the whole logistics of getting grapes from the Coal River to the Adelaide Hills for crushing. He reckoned the chilling in the refrigerated container was a big benefit to the grapes condition.


Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Cantankerous but not pedantic. Best chilled a bit. Improved the dialectic. Nihari, kapooras and dhansak will go well with it. Flavors of falsa and jamun. Would have again — 24 days ago