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WILD EARTH PINOT NOIR 2016

5 Stars
97 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
Royal Easter Show Gold
Decanter Platinum
Sydney Top 100
Value Pick

Fantastic deal on this mega-award winning  Pinot Noir

97/100 & Platinum Best in Show – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

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Regions : Central Otago

Fantastic deal on this mega-award winning  Pinot Noir

97/100 & Platinum Best in Show – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018

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97/100 & Platinum Best in Show – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018
95/100 & Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Gold Medal – Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2019
Silver Medal – International Wine and Spirit Competition UK 2018


Wild Earth have produced some seriously good wines over the years, winning a cupboard full of Trophies and medals from around the world. With the awards the 2016 has picked up they must be struggling to close that cupboard by now. With star winemaker Jen Parr heading the winemaking team and seriously good fruit from the golden sub-region of Bannockburn this is simply too good to miss out on. Enjoy now or put some away as it will easily cellar for another 8 years or so.


Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"A bright garnet colour with aromas of sweet cherry, raspberry, cedar, wild thyme, and mushroom. Powerful yet elegant, this Pinot Noir has red and black berry, wild herb and distinctive earthy flavours complementing a richly textured palate. Silky and seamless with vibrant fruit, enticing layers, and a serious structure with so much finesse. Harmonious and rich, this Pinot Noir is drinking beautifully as a young wine and should continue to show its beauty for 10-12 years.

This wine is a single vineyard Pinot Noir from a highly awarded site in Bannockburn. The fruit was hand harvested at optimal ripeness with harvest dates ranging from early to late April 2016. Seven ferments went into the blend ranging from 0-50% whole bunches per fermenter with the resulting blend having around 25% whole clusters which aids the tannin structure and aromatics of the wine. The total time on skins ranging from 3 to 4 weeks. The wine was aged in fine grain French Oak: 22% new oak, 40% one year old and 38% in 1-5 year-old barriques for approximately 11 months. The winemaking intention was for transparency in order to showcase the great personality of this Bannockburn site in a vintage that is truly elegant and graceful."


97/100 Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"This 2016 Central Otago Pinot Noir is a clear, deep red-black in colour. Enticing cherry and cherry blossom combine with a haunting aromatic sweetness and a touch of cream; there's fresh mixed spice, too, to lend complexity to the mix. On the palate, this is an almost juicy Pinot with more of the cherry fruit promised by the wine's aromas. There is fine-grained tannin here too, though, and the fruit has a concentration and finesse to it which keeps drawing you back to the glass. It's lively to the last, thanks to its almost sweetly ripe acidity. Charming, head-turning Pinot from the promising Bannockburn sector of Central Otago."


5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"A gorgeously styled pinot, the inviting bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, violet, toasted almond and olive characters, followed by a succulent palate that is plump and rounded. It is elegant and fabulously poised, delivering fruit richness as well as refinement, wonderfully framed by fine, polished tannins."


94/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2016 Vintage)
"Intensely fruity single vineyard pinot noir from the Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago. Strong plum, dark cherry, spice, anise, thyme and nutty oak flavours. Power and purity with plenty of punch."


5 Stars & 18.5-/20 (93) Raymond Chan, November 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Vibrant ruby-red colour with moderate depth, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is elegant in proportion with fine and intense fragrant aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with a subtle amalgam of fresh and dark herbs and lifted dark-red and violet florals, hints of whole bunch stalk elements and a little spice. The aromatics form a fine core, Medium-bodied, the palate is refine, but possesses lush, sweet and succulent flavours of red cherries and berries, dark-red and violet florals, with notes of herb and spice. The fruit forms a finely concentrated core and is underlined by fine-grained tannin structure and enlivened by soft, fresh acidity. The wine carries to a lingering finish. This is a lusciously sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with red cherry and berry fruit and fragrant florals on a fine-grained palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes, and Asian cuisine over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit from Bannockburn, fermented with 25% whole bunches on average to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3-4 weeks on skins and aged 11 months in 22% new French oak barriques."


5 Stars Winestate, May Issue 2019 (2016 Vintage) 
"This lovely young red is a single-vineyard Bannockburn wine, estate-grown and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (22% new). Deep ruby, it is finely perfumed, mouthfilling and supple, with strong, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, excellent complexity, fine-grained tannins and a lasting finish. A notably graceful red, it should break into full stride 2020+."


4 Stars Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting, April 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"This wine leans to the darker fruit spectrum with blackberry and fig aromas laced with some coffee notes from the oak. The palate however is rich and long with tannins that with time will gently unwind to allow the wine to show off all its glory."


DWWA 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"Juicy fruit and charry wood on the nose. Silky texture on the palate with sweet generous fruits and noticeable&

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