Remarkable Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir (2020)

I tasted three vintages of this single-vineyard red in August 2020. The 2018 vintage (4*), barrel-aged for 10 months, is fragrant, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and lots of current-drinking appeal. The deeply coloured, slightly hazy 2017 vintage (2.5*) lacks finesse. Ready now, the 2016 vintage (3.5*) has plummy, spicy flavours, firm and strong.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

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