Burn Cottage 'Moonlight Race' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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James Suckling
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Mike Bennie
  • Organic and Biodynamic
SKU
BCPN201611 UCAU
$64.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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The wine shows enticing bright fruit notes with cherry, rosehip and spice box aromas, but there are also rich earth and dark savoury notes here. The palate is one of elegance, concentration and power, while supple, harmonious tannins give wonderful persistence to the wine. Vibrant and youthful now, this wine also promises very good cellaring potential. The ferment included 22% whole clusters, with the fruit spending an average of 18 days in the fermenter. The fruit comes from 9 Pinot Noir clones grown on 3 vineyards: Burn Cottage (21%); Northburn (20%); and Mark II (59%)
The wine shows enticing bright fruit notes with cherry, rosehip and spice box aromas, but there are also rich earth and dark savoury notes here. The palate is one of elegance, concentration and power, while supple, harmonious tannins give wonderful persistence to the wine. Vibrant and youthful now, this wine also promises very good cellaring potential. The ferment included 22% whole clusters, with the fruit spending an average of 18 days in the fermenter. The fruit comes from 9 Pinot Noir clones grown on 3 vineyards: Burn Cottage (21%); Northburn (20%); and Mark II (59%)

Scores & Reviews

18.5 / 20

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Dark ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with complex, savoury aromas of dark-red berry fruits harmoniously entwined with dark herb notes and a little whole bunch stalk perfume. This has ripeness and reveals dark-red floral, thyme herb and earthy elements with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has an elegantly packed, sweet core of flavours of savoury red along with plums, dark herbs, with liquorice and spice

93 / 100

James Suckling

This regional blend of a suite of parcels has an attractive red and dark cherry fruit core, with well-placed spicy oak, pleasingly grainy youthful tannins and a long fresh finish that is accented by concentrated cherry fruit flavors. Drink now.

93 / 100

Mike Bennie

Fleshy, fuller figured Otago pinot expression, laden with ripe cherry fruits, sweet spice, some earthy-charry characters, and an orange-y acidity. While ostensibly ‘fruitier’ it’s also quite firmly in the amaro-Campari spectrum of pinot, hemmed with chalky tannins, driving with authority across the palate. Loaded with character/structure. Good, bold wine this.