Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir (2018)

Still unfolding, the classy 2018 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard red, estate-grown at Bannockburn, matured for a year in French oak barrels (24 per cent new), and bottled without fining or filtering. Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is full-bodied and sweet-fruited, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, deep and savoury, and a well-structured finish. Sure to be long-lived, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $52 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 22
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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