Black Quail Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

May 16, 2022By Yvonne

Black Quail Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $49 This new release from the small, Bannockburn  vineyard owned by Rod and Mirani Keillor is garnet-red, scented with soft spices and subtle rhubarb, raspberry and cherry notes and lightly-styled on the palate. If you’re looking for a punch-in-the-face pinot then you’ve come to the wrong cul-de-sac my … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 100% wild fermented in barrel and aged for 7 months, this juicy, complex, crazy-good sauvignon oozes smoked passionfruit, marzipan, lemongrass and lime. Sourced from their Cairnmuir Terraces block, this sauvignon blanc is multi-dimensional, laced with rhubarb and fresh-cut herbs. The finish is generous and juicy and I think … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019 $28  Handpicked from their Arthur’s vineyard and Cairnmuir Terraces block, this complex pinot gris is perfumed with musky nashi notes, nutmeg and walnutty notes. Smooth, elegantly structured, mouthfilling, and juicy, it’s a crunchy-yet-complex style that’s had the benefit of partial barrel fermentation and maturation in older oak barrels. Dry, … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020 $36 This is a delightfully clean, beautifully balanced, intensely citrusy chardonnay from winemaker Rosie Menzies, that has the makings of something seriously special. Produced from 100% Mendoza clone fruit that’s been hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented wild and aged for 14 months in oak barrels, a small percentage of which … Read More

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

December 28, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $40 2019 was a cracker of a year and clearly gave the grapes a ticket to groove on down to disco town. I say this because the spice-saturated aromas and flavours are doing the car wash across my nose and palate in crazy fashion. Bursting with wild cherry, … Read More

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $28 A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie’s family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it’s a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouthfilling and boasting impressive length of flavour. Domain Road

Calvert Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

October 29, 2021By Yvonne

Calvert Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $64 Lovers of great New Zealand pinot noir will be familiar with the name ‘Calvert’. It appears on some of the greatest examples to ever come from Central Otago. The vineyard itself is located on Felton Road in Bannockburn and the Calvert family were one of the first … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $28 Made by the supremely talented Rosie Menzies, this certified organic riesling hits all those good spots of green apple, mandarin, honeysuckle and lashings of lime. Very nicely balanced and showing great texture and tension in the mouth, it’s a perky pick-me-up for the palate that fits pretty much every … Read More

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $34 Prepare for a lift of luscious lime, green apple and mandarin to wash across the palate and leave a comet tail of honeysuckle and homemade lemonade as it slides on down. At a positively demure 9% alc, it’s also the perfect lunchtime wine because it won’t send you … Read More

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $51.50 Roaring with tamarillo, rhubarb and wild cherry on the nose and palate, followed by a whack of dark cocoa and roasted spices, makes this an exciting wine for fans of Central Otago pinot noir for sure. It’s got character, style and charm. Brisk acidity and sandy, chewy … Read More