2019 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir
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2019 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Pinot Noir Burn Cottage Vineyard is like a taste of Christmas with its decadent baking spices combining with plum fruit and pure black cherry. There's lovely clarity of fruit and an intense core of youthful fruit flavors within its mid-weight frame. The remaining angles are those of an awkward teenager rather than a shape that will last into adulthood. The abundant, chewy tannins are resolved and will continue to mellow with bottle age (or if served with roast duck), and in combination with fine acidity, they provide the packaging for this unadulterated wine. The finish lingers long, offering baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, along black cherry and mocha. Drink 2022 - 2032.
95 Points
Rebecca Gibb MW - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2022)

Aromatic and expressive, with notes of tarragon, sage and white pepper mingling with fresh and juicy raspberry, cherry and pomegranate. Clearly defined and focused, with firm tannins providing wonderful structure for the long, complex finish, where a note of dried lavender lingers. Drink now through 2030.
96 points
Wine Spectator

Cherries, flowers and sweet spices on the nose. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Round and creamy with a caressing texture and a fruity edge. Long finish. Fresh and very fine. Elegant is the word. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
94 Points
JamesSuckling.com (February 2022)

Burnt cottage is what happened to many English people, who held property in North Wales, back in the day. I remember that well, and also the day I missed an IRA bomb going off in Warrington town centre by about 5 minutes, back in the 90s. No joke. Exciting times!
Invariably one of the nuttiest, and nattiest feeling wines from Central Otago, and no change here. Cherry pie, almond paste, spice and aniseed, with a fresh thyme, rosemary and rose perfume. It’s fleshy, silty and nutty, a scorched hazelnut and chocolate flavour, soft acidity and fine silty tannin. The finish is all wheaty, spicy and plump with dried raspberry and cherry. Delightful. So at ease with itself. Drink 2022 - 2027+
94 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (March 2022)