Joelle Thomson

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Wine of the week - The Magnetic

Magnetic Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Wine of the week, 30 June 2022


2019 Carrick Organic The Magnetic Bannockburn Pinot Noir RRP $65

The Magnetic Pinot Noir is named after a vineyard of the same name and the image on the label depicts an historic gold mining dredge (also called ‘the magnetic).

This wine more than lives up to its name with magnetising flavours of deliciously concentrated, succulent, dark cherry and plum flavours held captive in a full bodied but elegant wine made entirely from the much revered Abel clone of Pinot Noir grown on this small vineyard of just 0.34 hectares. This is an outstanding organically certified Pinot Noir from Carrick winery in Bannockburn.