Retrospective tasting – Central Otago Pinot Noir

Bannock Brae retrospective tasting on Thursday 25 May 2017, Wellington

How well does Central Otago Pinot Noir age after a decade and a half in the bottle?

It’s a question that will no doubt encourage a wide range of answers at a retrospective tasting of Bannock Brae Pinot Noirs, to be held at Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington on 25 May.

The wines span vintages from 2002 to 2014, with the exceptions of 2004 and 2012, the only two years in which the wines were not produced.

Here are the wines we will taste on the night:

2015 Goldfields Central Otago Pinot Noir

2014 Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir

2013 Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir

2010 Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir

2008 Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir

2006 Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir

2012 Bannock Brae Central Otago Pinot Noir

This tasting was prompted by Auckland based wine distributor David Batten, who says he has been impressed by the longevity and high quality of Central Otago Pinot Noir after it has been in the bottle for seven to eight years-plus.

Some of the six vintages of Bannock Brae Pinot Noir will also be available for purchase on the night of the tasting and going forward at Regional Wines & Spirits, which has a new owner, who took over in October last year.

Bookings are essential to secure a spot in this tasting, which will be hosted by yours truly. Book and find out more here:

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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