Pinot Noir Central Otago 2015

Central Otago / Burn Cottage

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Tasting Notes

The medium to full-bodied 2015 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir offers up aromas of roses, ripe cherries, crushed stone and subtle hints of pencil shavings. Despite 31% whole clusters and 19% new oak, neither is readily apparent on the nose at this stage. On the palate, there's a sense of restrained fruit coupled with wiry, herbal, tea-like nuances that add complexity and texture, extending through a long, silky finish. This remarkable property remains at the forefront of Central Otago Pinot Noir producers.

Score: 94

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2018-2030 28 February 2018

A nice evolution is in play. This wine is gathering power and finesse simultaneously, becoming more and more defined. Super fragrant strawberry and red cherry fruits on the nose with some meaty, spicy elements adding interest. The palate is lacy and enticing, with a core of vibrant strawberry and red cherry flavor. Fne tannins sweep long and even. A wine that delivers both pleasure and a sense of purpose. Drink now.

Score: 94

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 15 December 2017

Mid ruby. Gentle, settled, easy fruit. Really very nice confident undertow. Macerated gypsy-cream biscuits – in a good way! Real focus and pleasure.

Score: 17

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2017-2025 07 March 2017