Smoke and spice on the nose initially, very complex and intriguing. There is black cherry, blackberry along with notes of warm iron and earth. Some classic Bannockburn aromatics here.
The palate is tight and coiled at this stage, hinting at the concentration and depth of this low yielding vintage. There are red and black cherry along with a line of dried herbs (sage, thyme) from the whole bunch fermentation inclusion. The tannins are firm but fine, framing the fruit on the palate beautifully. This gives a lovely long finish, with tamarillo and cranberry notes. A satisfying glass of Pinot Noir now, it will reach a peak in 3 years and hold for a further 5 years.
Red delicious apple, spice and musky florals, great perfumed nose. A touch of meadow honey, dried apricot and pear slices. A lovely mix of fresh and potential development. The palate shows a fresh crunch of green apple and a faint herbal note. Still very fresh and lively this crisp, textural wine can be drunk now and will age beautifully for up to 5 -6 years. Dry, this wine goes well with a wide range of foods. Best served at cool room temperature.
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