2022 Bannockburn Pinot Noir 1.5L

Highly Rated
One of the benchmark Pinot Noirs of the Geelong region, and one of Australia's most distinctive styles.

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The Bannockburn vineyard in Geelong produces some of Australia's most interesting Pinot Noir.

These 30+ year-old vines, planted by the legendary Gary Farr, yield fruit with immense power and concentration. There's a unique savouriness and gaminess that presents in most Pinot Noirs from this site.

Winemaker Matt Holmes is honing those characters and crafting the wine beautifully these days, allowing the vineyard to sing in full voice.

This is a regal, cellarworthy wine from one of the country's great viticultural sites. One that will mature beautifully with time in the cellar.

While the single vineyard wines tell unique stories, this wine has been telling the composite story of the season at Bannockburn through the lens of Pinot Noir. A blend of all our sites planted between 1976 & 2007.

95 Points - "I really like where the Bannockburn wines are at right now. I guess that you’d call this light but its length and general insistence is right up there. Indeed over the course of 24 hours this just built and expanded in the most impressive of ways. It’s a minerally pinot noir, smoky and spicy, with red cherried flavour run through with herbs and twigs and undergrowth. In its infancy, now, it somehow manages to be quite remarkably complex; it will only add from here. Certainly it’s light but this is an outstanding pinot noir." - 95+ pts, Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "From vines planted 1976-2007 on conventional and close plantings; primarily MV6, wild fermented with 20% whole bunch, including some carbonic maceration. The bouquet is at once very expressive and complex with purple and red berries, and high-toned Asian spices, the palate following in the footprints of the bouquet and first-up savoury fruits." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)</p

Customer Reviews

Bannockburn

For decades, the Bannockburn vineyard has been producing Burgundian-inspired wines which truly reflect a unique patch of Australian terroir.

Originally planted by founder Stuart Hooper and the great Gary Farr in the early 1970s, the wines that come from this special vineyard in Geelong show a rare sense of place. The ancient riverbed soils that sit below the vines impart a distinct saline character for the whites and an awesome power in the reds which makes the wines from this place immediately identifiable.

Matt Holmes is the current winemaker, having taken over from Michael Glover after years as assistant winemaker. His wines have been receiving great critical acclaim during his tenure and this great Australian vineyard's legacy seems very safe in his capable hands.

Winemaker Matt Holmes - Geelong, VIC Bannockburn

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