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"2014 vintage is the best yet" Michael Cooper

"Vibrantly fruity & concentrated with good harmony" Michael Cooper

Delicious with a variety of dishes, including game meat, salmon & of course the classic pairing of roast lamb

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

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Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Bald Hills Single Vineyard Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

Member rating / 2
The 2014 vintage is the best yet...
Elsewhere $45.00 $39.13


Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

Awarded Gold Medal

Bragato Wine Awards 2016

Awarded 94/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Michael Cooper, Wine Guide 2016


"A striking and seductive bouquet with aromas of ripe, dark red berry fruits, savoury undertones with bracken and dried thyme, toasty wood and clove baking spices. On the palate - equally palate engaging with flavours that reflect the nose - raspberry and dark berries, dried herbs and French barrel. Tannins are firm, acidity - medium+, a youthful, tense and well made wine with a lengthy finish and medium+ complexity. Still coming together so no rush to drink. Decant for service if opening before 2021. Best drinking from 2021 through 2027" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

"The 2014 vintage is the best yet. Matured in French Oak barriques (thirty percent new), it is stylish, deeply coloured red, mouthfilling and youthful, with strong cherry plum and spice flavours, integrated oak, and fine grained tannins. Vibrantly fruity and concentrated with good harmony, it has excellent cellaring potential" Michael Cooper, Wine Guide 2016

Dark purple, with brighter purple hues. Lifted black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas on the nose, together with floral notes of violets with hints of mocha and smoky cedar. Flavours of black and red cherry show on the palate together with savoury mushroom, spice and leather. A medium bodied, complex wine with ample fine grained tannin and an elegant structure which has a long lingering finish.

An excellent dry season resulted in excellent uniform bunches. This Pinot Noir was crop thinned to remove all shoulders and unwanted bunches to ensure even ripeness. The single vineyard wine is a selection of the finest parcels of the winemaker's Bannockburn vineyard with Pinot Noir clones 5,115 and 10 bar 5 making up the component parts. Handharvested on the 2nd and 7th of April 2015 at 24 Brix it was destemmed into two fermenters with selected wine yeasts added. The wine was aged in French Oak barriques for 12 months, of which 30% was new oak.

Food Pairing: The bright, powerful berry fruit nature of this Pinot lends itself to game dishes including rabbit, quail, pigeon and even duck. The delicacy of the Bald Hills Pinot results in an excellent match with stronger flavoured fish such as salmon and tuna. If in doubt, the classic match with roast lamb never fails to impress.






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Beautiful aromas, unexpected body in comparison with other PN’s, gorgeous drinking

Petr - 03/09/2020


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