Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2019
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"Layers of interest with aromatics of redcurrant, bright cherry and floral notes underpinned by savoury hints of tea, earth and fern. The palate is vibrant and focused, supported with seamless balance and finesse. Lovely integration and flow with polished tannins that lend persistence through the palate. Cellaring potential of 8-10 years."
Claire Mulholland, Burn Cottage
Cherries, flowers and sweet spices on the nose. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Round and creamy with a caressing texture and a fruity edge. Long finish. Fresh and very fine. Elegant is the word. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
94 points - Nick Stock, Top 100 Wines of New Zealand 2021 - jamessuckling.com
"Burnt cottage is what happened to many English people, who held property in North Wales, back in the day. I remember that well, and also the day I missed an IRA bomb going off in Warrington town centre by about 5 minutes, back in the 90s. No joke. Exciting times!
Invariably one of the nuttiest, and nattiest feeling wines from Central Otago, and no change here. Cherry pie, almond paste, spice and aniseed, with a fresh thyme, rosemary and rose perfume. It’s fleshy, silty and nutty, a scorched hazelnut and chocolate flavour, soft acidity and fine silty tannin. The finish is all wheaty, spicy and plump with dried raspberry and cherry. Delightful. So at ease with itself."
94 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front