94 Points Rated Excellent - Cameron Douglas
Complex, savoury, true to region and variety with aromas of dark berries, plum and dried herb with a thyme and stony soils aromas, dark cherry and a touch of dried raspberry. Enticing with intrigue and focus on variety and site. Delicious on the palate with flavours that mirror the bouquet, firm-ish tannins and great acid line with a delicious savoury complexity. An excellent example capturing the variety, a sense of place and wonderful pinosity. Best drinking from late 2021 through 2027+.

Yvonne Lorkin
"Roaring with tamarillo, rhubarb and wild cherry on the nose and palate, followed by a whack of dark cocoa and roasted spices, makes this an exciting wine for fans of Central Otago pinot noir for sure. It’s got character, style and charm. Brisk acidity and sandy, chewy tannins indicate there’s merit in making sure you appreciate it in a large, swirlable glass so that you can give it a whoomph of oxygen. And definitely consider stashing some away in the cellar until 2030 (if you’re disciplined enough)."

Bannockburn Pinot at its best! Doctors Flat Pinot Noir is a stunner. Steve Davies made wine for Carrick and Akarua before developing his own vineyard, This wine also made it on to the NZ Fine Wine List in 2017. This vineyard also supplies Valli Wine for their Bannockurn wine.

Subtly powerful and refined in the glass, its darkish fruit is finely packed around a supple core of depth, freshness and mineral layering. A big leap over other Central Pinot at the price, drink this now or cellar it a good while.