Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
The 2014 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir was bottled on 22 July 2015. This double Gold Medal winning Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir is drinking beautifully now and is well worth cellaring.
New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 - Gold
"Generous and inviting with gorgeous wood smoke, cherry and rose spice aromatics following through to the full bodied, velvety palate to mingle with smoky bacon, plum & cherry." Sue Courtney
Bragato Wine Awards 2016 - Gold
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 2020 - 94 Points (Outstanding)
"A striking and seductive bouquet with aromas of ripe, dark red berry fruits, savoury undertones with bracken and dried thyme, toasty wood and clove baking spices. On the palate - equally palate engaging with flavours that reflect the nose - raspberry and dark berries, dried herbs and French barrel. Tannins are firm, acidity - medium+, a youthful, tense and well made wine with a lengthy finish and medium+ complexity. Still coming together so no rush to drink. Decant for service if opening before 2021. Best drinking from 2021 through 2027."
Michael Cooper 2019 Edition - 4.5 Stars
"The 2014 vintage (4.5*) is a stylish, deeply coloured red, mouthfilling and still youthful, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, integrated oak, and fine-grained tannins. Vibrantly fruity and concentrated, with good harmony, it has excellent cellaring potential."
This wine has rich complexity and elegance. Enjoy with lamb, salmon, pork and blue cheese.
Winemaking and Viticulture
The fruit (clone 5, 10/5 & 115) was hand harvested on 2nd & 7th April 2014 and destemmed into two stainless steel tanks before being inoculated with selected wine yeasts to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French Oak barriques for 12 months, of which 29% was new oak.
Dark purple, with purple hues. Lifted black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas on the nose together with floral notes of violets with hints of mocha and smoky cedar. Flavours of black and red cherry show on the palate together with savoury mushroom, spice and leather. A medium bodied, complex wine with ample fine grained tannin and an elegant structure which has a long lingering finish.