Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir (2019)

This is one of the region's highest-profile reds. Matured for a year in French oak casks (25 per cent new), the 2019 vintage (5*) is very ageworthy. Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, with good concentration of ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, and nutty, savoury notes adding complexity. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 34
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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