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"Fleshy, fuller figured expression, laden with ripe cherry fruits & sweet spice" Wine Front

"This offers sappy, spicy cherries with brambly, forest-floor edge to the nose" Real Review

Beautifully matched with spring lamb

Burn Cottage Vineyard Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

$44.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $269.94 6 Btls, $234.73
Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 18.5/20 Points
Burn Cottage Vineyard Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Burn Cottage Vineyard Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

This vintage has shown wonderful finesse from the outset...
$44.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $269.94 6 Btls, $234.73

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points

Mike Bennie, Winefront Australia, 2018

Awarded 93/100 Points

Nick Stock, Real Review, 2018

Awarded 18.5/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Oct 2018

Description

"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 nuances, unfolding red florals.  The fruit is rich and mouthfilling and is supported by grainy tannin extraction and grip providing texture and structure, and a thread of enlivening acidity.  The flavours carry to a long, lingering, plush finish with some underlying power.  This is a rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with savoury dark-red berry and plum flavours with herbs and spices on a fresh, grainy palate.  Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meats over the next 4-5 years.  A blend of 8 clones of Pinot Noir, fruit from 28% ‘Mk II’ vineyard, 21% ‘Burn Cottage’ and 20% ‘Northburn’, fermented with 22% whole clusters to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 19% new French oak" Raymond Chan, Oct 2018

"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" Mike Bennie, Winefront Australia, 2018

"This offers sappy, spicy cherries with brambly, forest-floor edge to the nose, leading to a palate with impressive cherry-pip flavour and a smooth, gently nutty wrap of tannins. Drink now" Nick Stock, Real Review, 2018

Enticing layers of floral, berry and spice notes complement earthy aromatics of wet stone and black tea. With time in the glass, deeper savoury notes and richness from the whole cluster use emerge. This vintage has shown wonderful finesse from the outset, with silky texture and an attractive seamlessness throughout. Focused and very elegant, the wine has fine persistent tannins extending the harmonious finish. Cellaring for up to 7-10 years.

A cool winter, and there were instances of frost fighting in the early parts of the season also with cold nights. Flowering was relatively quick, and it was quite windy through this period so the resulting bunches were quite open. Wind presented a challenge at other times throughout the season also, however overall there were mild, favourable temperatures which prevailed through to late January. Temperatures rose at the start of February and the remaining season was warm and dry. The ripening of the crop progressed well and we picked from the end of March.

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