Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2020

October 23, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2020 $32 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Lemongrasss Chilli Chicken NZ Herald Canvas Magazine 28th Oct 2023 If you like your pinot gris to have a teensy splash of sweetness, then prepare for all the grins to begin. I love the classic walnut and nashi niceness in this absolute belter from … Read More

Carrick Bannockburn Organic Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2020

August 25, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Bannockburn Organic Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2020 $36 Pinot blanc is a rare beast in New Zealand and I get super-excited whenever I see it, especially when it’s released by expert winemakers like Rosie Menzies at Carrick. With its white flowers, soft lemon and almond aromatics and rich, dry, generously juicy, stonefruit-saturated palate with … Read More

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021

August 17, 2023By Yvonne

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $65-$75 One of the most silky, smooth, precisely structured Central Otago pinot noir’s I’ve experienced in a long time. Soothing, savoury and bursting at the seams with roasted rhubarb, wild berries, crabapple complexity and tannins that lurk in the background like a shy kid at the school … Read More

Mora Central Otago Pinot Noir 2022

June 10, 2023By Yvonne

Mora Central Otago Pinot Noir 2022 $50 Mora Wines is the latest wine venture for the Skeggs Group, which also produces the RUA brand – and the name ‘Mora’  means to linger or to take pause in Latin (which is a nice thought when you’re stopping to sip something lovely) Crafted from fruit grown in … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Dry Riesling 2021

June 3, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Dry Riesling 2021 $28 For this vintage, a squeak of residual sugar (just 2.6g/l) has it still feeling cleansing and crunchy-crisp, yet there’s a touch more fullness and weight in the mouth. Bright apple and lime and green pear, it has vitality and energy and excellent length of flavour. From their Arthur’s … Read More

Carrick Arthur’s Vineyard Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021

May 19, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Arthur’s Vineyard Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $65 Grown across the road from the Carrick winery, the 10/5 clone, own-rooted vines responsible for this new addition to Carrick’s stable, are 25 years old and really starting to hit their straps. Handpicked, wild-fermented and left on skins for almost 4 weeks before spending 9 … Read More

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

May 19, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $28 If you’ve been hunting high and low, hither and yon for a rosé that’s bone dry but generously ‘big boned’ then you’ve come to the right cul de sac my friend. Crafted from organically grown, Bannockburn pinot noir that’s been handpicked, gently pressed, separated from its … Read More

Doctors Flat Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

May 1, 2023By Yvonne

Doctors Flat Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $52-$58  Anyone who loves great pinot noir should phone their nearest wine shop now to ask if they have this wine in stock. If they do, hoon down there immediately and celebrate that you’ve carpe’d that diem. If they don’t, wail loudly over the phone … Read More

Carrick Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

April 5, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $44-$51 Now in its 26th vintage, this is one of New Zealand’s most respected pinot noirs. The 2020 erupts with classic Central Otago dark fruits and dried thyme aromatics, then follows through with attractively layered spice and charred oak notes. There’s some tannic cling and grip and it’s … Read More

Carrick The Magnetic Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020

April 4, 2023By Yvonne

Carrick The Magnetic Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020 $65 Intensely juicy, gamey, spice-saturated and lifted, this buoyant beauty is crammed with cocoa notes blueberry, red cherry and rhubarb flavours in every cranny. With gently lithe, lovely tannins, if you’re looking for purity and a ‘sense of place’ in one sip, you’ve got it right here. According … Read More