Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir

9.149 ratings
9.06 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
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.4

Warm nose with a slightly overripe quality. Med intensity and complexity. Palate developed a touch over 30 min. Trying to be restrained but did not succeed. Tannins were a touch edgy. #feltonroad #centralotago #pinotnoir #newzeland #ctbucklinwine

Warm nose with a slightly overripe quality. Med intensity and complexity. Palate developed a touch over 30 min. Trying to be restrained but did not succeed. Tannins were a touch edgy. #feltonroad #centralotago #pinotnoir #newzeland #ctbucklinwine

Jul 14th, 2017
Hanif Perry

Excellent Pinot!

Excellent Pinot!

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
Thomas Weber

Ripe and juicy PN. Very fruit forward and easy to drink.

Ripe and juicy PN. Very fruit forward and easy to drink.

Jun 30th, 2017
Rodney Rosser

Wishing Cali PNs tasted like this!

Wishing Cali PNs tasted like this!

Jan 13th, 2017
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

9.2

A gift from Nigel Greening and Blair Walter after visiting the inimitable estate #priceless

A gift from Nigel Greening and Blair Walter after visiting the inimitable estate #priceless

Apr 17th, 2015
Martin Mills

One of my very favourite producers. Quite dark colour in keeping with its youth. The nose is a bit shy, and a bit boozy - at 14%abv it’s no lightweight but the alcohol is more pronounced on the nose than the palate. Opens up to lashings of red and black fruit and very true to type and terroir, fairly long finish. Perhaps I’m spoiled, but the 2014 isn’t for me in the same league with some of their other vintages (09 and 10, for example), and the Bannockburn is not in the same league as their single vineyard bottles which I’ve been fortunate to try recently (Cornish Point and Calvert Block). A very fine wine, but not as great as I remember. $53 at NSLC Port.

One of my very favourite producers. Quite dark colour in keeping with its youth. The nose is a bit shy, and a bit boozy - at 14%abv it’s no lightweight but the alcohol is more pronounced on the nose than the palate. Opens up to lashings of red and black fruit and very true to type and terroir, fairly long finish. Perhaps I’m spoiled, but the 2014 isn’t for me in the same league with some of their other vintages (09 and 10, for example), and the Bannockburn is not in the same league as their single vineyard bottles which I’ve been fortunate to try recently (Cornish Point and Calvert Block). A very fine wine, but not as great as I remember. $53 at NSLC Port.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Marshall H

Throwback to NZ for date night!

Throwback to NZ for date night!

Mar 15th, 2018
Soon Koh

New world

New world

Feb 24th, 2018
E & K G

Very fruit forward and works well with Asian flavors.

Very fruit forward and works well with Asian flavors.

Jun 25th, 2017
Narelle Burke

Can't go wrong with a central Otago Pinot!

Can't go wrong with a central Otago Pinot!

Apr 15th, 2017