2019 Dicey Bannockburn Pinot Noir

A wonderfully elegant wine; pretty, floral and delicate, a real stand out Central Otago Pinot Noir.
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There’s not too many people in Central Otago with more experience, or knowledge about the region's superstar grape; Pinot Noir, than the Dicey brothers.

Between them and their father, we’re talking about decades of combined history, working to build the global reputation that Otago Pinot now enjoys. This estate Pinot comes from fruit off both the Black Rabbit and Inlet vineyards and is a beautifully expression of Pinot.

There is a real delicate quality to this wine, dark berries herbs, and quite an intense floral perfume. It’s very pretty as opposed to the muscular style of the region. Approachable, is probably the most apt descriptor, there is such an easy flow here, everything in balance, and just a really enjoyable drinking experience.

61% The Inlet Vineyard and 39% Black Rabbit Vineyard. 10% whole clusters, the rest, destemmed. 25 days on skins — 8 days cold soak, 8 days in ferment, 9 days post ferment. Indigenous yeast. The wines were punched down once per day until ferment finished and then left to soak. They underwent a natural malolactic fermentation in barrel. 12 months in barrel with 17% new oak. Bottled unfined but filtered in October 2020.

94 Points - "A typical Bannockburn pinot noir in an elegant rather than fruit-bomb style with berry, cherry, floral, violet, spice and subtle fresh herb flavours. Sweet fruit is balanced by fine, drying tannins. Approachable now but should develop well." Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Better than expected

    Dicey Bannockburn Pinot away blows away the structured, metallic, old world kiwi pinots. It’s juicy, succulent and enjoyable now.

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