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2019 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NZ

One of New Zealand's most exceptional Pinot Noirs. Rarer than a sunbathing kiwi bird.

HIGH SCORE

$88.00

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
6 Reviews
About
A serious wine from one of Central Otago's top producers.

Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

About The Wine

Burn Cottage is one of the most celebrated Pinot Noirs in New Zealand, and this is another tremendous release, that could be enjoyed young but would be best kept in the cellar for a few years.

A biodynamic vineyard from day one, this site has been groomed to perfection to produce Pinot Noir that can rival any in the world. Many believe this to be one of the most impressive versions of Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy.

Planted in only 2003, each year the vines get older, the more intense and complex the wine gets. It's the rare combination of power and finesse that sets the Burn Cottage Pinot Noir apart.

About Burn Cottage

Burn Cottage was founded by husband and wife team Marquis Sauvage and Dianne Sauvage in 2002.

They'd searched the 'New World' for the perfect site to plant a great Pinot Noir vineyard. This special site, a sheep farm in Central Otago, was where they chose to plant.

They employed a rock-star team to kick off the project. World-renowned, Burgundian-trained winemaker Ted Lemon came on board, leading biodynamic experts Peter Proctor and his partner Rachel Pomeroy were employed to consult on establishing the vines.

The vineyard has been biodynamic since inception. The focus, a single-minded mission to produce truly world-class Pinot Noir.

Burn Cottage Farm
Burn Cottage Farm
Central Otago, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Layers of interest with aromatics of redcurrant, bright cherry and floral notes underpinned by savoury hints of tea, earth and fern. The palate is vibrant and focused, supported with seamless balance and finesse. Lovely integration and flow with polished tannins that lend persistence through the palate. Cellaring potential of 8-10 years.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Burnt Cottage vineyards
Burnt Cottage vineyards
Central Otago, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Real Review

"Intense, vibrant pinot noir showing real depth and complexity with nuanced floral, dark cherry and raspberry flavours together with thyme, anise, spice and a suggestion of white pepper. A backbone of fruity acidity reveals energy and helps to promote a lingering finish. A serious wine from one of Central Otago's top producers." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

94Points
JamesSuckling.com

"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." - JameSuckling.com

94Points
The Wine Front

"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." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews
5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
Based on 6 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
6 reviews
  • BT
    Ben T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Stunning!

    Probably could've cellared this for a few years, but curiosity got the better of me! Epic wine and was even better on day 2 of opening.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SL
    Scott L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Top shelf Otago Pinot

    This is and has always been a top shelf Central Otago Pinot. Well worth the 'extra $$' for that special dinner or long lunch.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • G
    GB
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Lovely Pinot, great complexity

    On the heavier side, really enjoyable classic Otago Pinot.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • KM
    Keith M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Sublime Pinot

    Quintessential Central Otago Pinot and amongst the very best pinots you are likely to find anywhere in the world - and trust me I’ve had a few!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • S
    Sam
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Elegant

    Smooth and delicious. Great for a treat

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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