This wine displays great concentration and balance with black cherry and blackberry dominating the aroma, underpinned by Christmas cake spice and liquorice.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Rating 92 Some great spice notes amongst the darker fruit characters in the perfume, though you’ll also likely find some briary, brambly characters too. Whiff of cedar also. Has light and fine yet firm tannin profile and a washy, pleasing, cool-fruited core. Spicy too. Finishes long, with some lipsmacking acidity and a touch more spice. Good wine this. Controlled. Rating 92 – Drink by 2024, Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
This vintage has produced a Pinot Noir displaying opulent rich aromatics; lush dark fruits of the forest dominate the aroma and these are underpinned by sweet brown spice notes. The wine displays lovely elegance and flow with striking precision and clarity.
The palate kicks off with a plush dense fruit of the forest entry, this plushness then moves beautifully into the mid palate, after which fine elegant textural tannins frame fruit and acidity on a lengthy finish.
Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir will improve for 7-10 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.