Akarua

Bannockburn Pinot Noir

8.930 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Bannockburn, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Martin Mills

The quality to price ratio on this one is off the charts. Liquid summer, full of red fruit and spice. A brilliant t heavyweight at 14%abv but wears it lightly. Nose like a Volnay with violet and cherry, still dark and youthful in colour. It’s a feminine wine full of elusive qualities, perfumed and elegant. For $41, they are practically giving it away.

The quality to price ratio on this one is off the charts. Liquid summer, full of red fruit and spice. A brilliant t heavyweight at 14%abv but wears it lightly. Nose like a Volnay with violet and cherry, still dark and youthful in colour. It’s a feminine wine full of elusive qualities, perfumed and elegant. For $41, they are practically giving it away.

Jul 16th, 2018
Sean Flynn

Brought back from Akarua winery for Christmas Eve 2017

Brought back from Akarua winery for Christmas Eve 2017

Dec 25th, 2017
pawel

Nice deep flavour, darker red fruit light on nose but stronger flavour, fruity, light spicy, very little tannin or non existant

Nice deep flavour, darker red fruit light on nose but stronger flavour, fruity, light spicy, very little tannin or non existant

Sep 23rd, 2017
Sue Cardwell

Stony, bold, smooth

Stony, bold, smooth

Sep 9th, 2017
Heidi Ingelfinger

What a beauty! Not a shrinking violet. Starts with subtle flavors of cherry, spice, and a touch of funk , but as it opens up., Cola, sarsaprallia, dr. Pepper, smores and comes with a nice balance in acid. Fruit driven initially with texture elevating as it opens. Well done!

What a beauty! Not a shrinking violet. Starts with subtle flavors of cherry, spice, and a touch of funk , but as it opens up., Cola, sarsaprallia, dr. Pepper, smores and comes with a nice balance in acid. Fruit driven initially with texture elevating as it opens. Well done!

Aug 17th, 2017
Tim Martins

Red fruit forward, heavier for a Pinot noir, but definitely an NZ Pinot

Red fruit forward, heavier for a Pinot noir, but definitely an NZ Pinot

Jan 31st, 2017
Hao Feng

As an Otago Pinot, it's quite Otago

As an Otago Pinot, it's quite Otago

Jan 19th, 2017
Andreas Frei

Drinkable memories.

Drinkable memories.

Dec 18th, 2016
Gokhan Hotamisligil

This is a tremendous Pinot Noir. Full body, feel the oak and beautiful feelings on the taste buds.

This is a tremendous Pinot Noir. Full body, feel the oak and beautiful feelings on the taste buds.

May 23rd, 2015
Joshua Baker

Hats off to whoever drove the forklift that vintage. Lay it down for a couple years.

Hats off to whoever drove the forklift that vintage. Lay it down for a couple years.

Feb 12th, 2015