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Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot Noir

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Hailing from Central Otago in EnZed, this is a full-on, fruit-bomb style of pinot noir that has some real power to it. Aromas of bright red berries and exitic spices adorn the nose, together with sniffs of thyme and earthy muchrooms. The palate is quite fullsome and fruity, with plum and licorice flavours, fine-grained tannins, poised acidity, and a velvety, spicy finish. Confit duck leg would be a perfect match. 

Winemaker's Notes

This is the best of the best from Bannock Brae. A stronger, more powerful wine than the Goldfields. This has taken out many awards over the years - 2010 winning Champion Wine of Show NZ International Awards. The 2011 follows magnificently after the stunning 2010. Red spicy fruits with oak integrating nicely. Complex, well structured tannins and long complex finish. A "Grand Cru" of Central Otago.

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Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot Noir

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WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Single-vineyard Bannockburn red, ruby-hued, with sweet-fruit delights, strong cherry and plum flavours and supple tannins. Elegant and finely textured.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Top vintages of this single-vineyard Bannockburn, Central Otago red are outstanding. The ruby-hued 2008 was matured for 11 months in French oak casks (35 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Elegant and very finely textured, it has sweet-fruit delights, with strong cherry, plum and nut flavours, supple tannins and excellent complexity.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The notably lush and sensuous 2002 was grown at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, picked at 24. 5 brix and matured in French oak barriques (half new). Warm and generous, with beautifully ripe and intense aromas of cherries and spice, it has concentrated, very fresh and vibrant fruit characters showing great charm and ripeness, with savoury, mushroomy complexities emerging. The 2003 vintage is a mouthfilling, firm wine with deep ruby colour and strong cherry, plum and spice flavours. The 2002 is blossoming with cellaring, suggesting the 2003 should also be cellared.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The notably lush and sensuous 2002 was grown at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, picked at 24. 5 brix and matured in French oak barriques (half new). Warm and generous, with beautifully ripe and intense aromas of cherries and spice, it has concentrated, very fresh and vibrant fruit characters showing great charm and ripeness, with savoury, mushroomy complexities emerging. The 2003 vintage is a mouthfilling, firm wine with deep ruby colour and strong cherry, plum and spice flavours. The 2002 is blossoming with cellaring, suggesting the 2003 should also be cellared.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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