Value Pick
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$34.99 $27.99 elsewhere $34.99

Regions : Central Otago

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Established in 1998 and located along Cainmuir Road, Bannockburn, Bannock Brae remains a small boutique producer with the focus firmly on Pinot Noir. The wines are now made by Jen Parr (Valli) and the attention to quality is obvious. Floral and perfumed, the palate has the silky, ripe black cherry quality that makes it very appealing to drink over the next year or so.

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Fragrant, perfumed and charming – this wine is instantly inviting while still guarding secrets to unveil. The nose is powerful and beguiling with notes of sweet cherries, violets and wild thyme. The palate is full and fresh with silky fine tannins and prominent acidity. Unassuming yet complex, this is a perfect wine for everyday enjoyment as well as special occasions."

Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…

Yvonne Lorkin, July 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"This new vintage is un-fined and unfiltered, so you’re simply getting pure flavours of cherry, baked strawberry, wild thyme, tamarillo and hedgerow fruit notes. Grown in the desert-scape of Bannockburn’s Cairnmuir Road, this is a gorgeously gamey, elegant pinot noir with soft, fruit leather layers and deserves to be consumed by pinot noir lovers across the land."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This is typically a good buy. The 2016 vintage, hand-picked at three sites at Bannockburn and Bendigo, was matured in French oak barriques (24 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with very satisfying depth of ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, fine-grained tannins and obvious potential. Best drinking 2020+."

4 Stars & 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with slight purple hues. The nose is soft and elegant in presentation with aromas of dark-red berry fruit harmoniously melded with a layer of thyme herbs and hints of whole bunch stalk perfumes. This has good depth and intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate is open and accessible with up-front and gently concentrated flavours of dark-red berry fruits, herbs and whole bunch stalk notes. The fruit forms a positive core and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, with soft, balanced acid freshness. The wine flows easily, leading to an elegant finish. This is a moderately concentrated Pinot Noir with harmonious berry fruit, herb and whole bunch suggestions on a fine-structured palate. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit from three sites in Bendigo and Bannockburn, clones 5, 6 and 115, fermented with some batches up to 20% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 21-28 days on skins and aged 11 months in 24% new French oak barriques."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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