97 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Sam Kim

From an incredible vineyard in Bannockburn named after Sam Neill’s father, Major Dermot Neill, who was a soldier in the Royal Irish Fusilier Regiment.

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

$81.99 $72.99 elsewhere $81.99

Regions : Central Otago

From an incredible vineyard in Bannockburn named after Sam Neill’s father, Major Dermot Neill, who was a soldier in the Royal Irish Fusilier Regiment.

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The Fusilier Vineyard is named in honour of Sam’s father, Major Dermot Neill, a soldier in the Royal Irish Fusilier Regiment for twenty years before returning home to Dunedin, New Zealand, where he ran the family Wine & Spirit business, Neill & Co. Planted entirely in 2000, The Fusilier is 5.6 hectares of Pinot Noir, on rolling northerly facing terraces at the western end of Felton Rd and bordered by the vineyard of the same name. Soils on the terraces consist of deep alluvial fans, which are made up of varying depths of silt, sand and gravel layering all derived from mountainous raw schist parent material."

5 Stars & 97/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A stunning rendition, the perfumed bouquet shows dark cherry, game, earthy mushroom and floral characters with nuances of cake spice and cedar. The palate is superbly concentrated and multi-layered, delivering outstanding weight and plush mouthfeel, beautifully framed by loads of fine tannins. Complex, engaging and gratifying. At its best: 2018 to 2026."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 vintage was estate-grown at Bannockburn, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barriques (28 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is an attractively scented, elegant rather than powerful style, very savoury and complex, with fresh acidity and ripe cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent vigour and harmony."

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