Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot Noir 14%, 750ml
From the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago, this consistently outstanding Pinot Noir was elevated to “Classic” status by Michael Cooper in his 2013 Buyers Guide to NZ Wine.
Rich, dark and bright in colour, it now displays great intensity of ripe dark cherry and spice flavours and a hint of liquorice. A powerful and complex wine with soft integrated tannins and a deliciously lingering finish.
Like many Central Otago pinots from the 2009 vintage it is now showing the benefit of 5 years ageing and drinking beautifully - but no hurry - it should continue to impress for another 6-8 years.