Bannockburn belter

Wild Earth Reserve Earth and Sky Pinot Noir 2014, Central Otago, NZD $75

Wild Earth’s flagship pinot noir from their Bannockburn vineyard is an impressively tight, weighty wine with strong dark-fleshed plum, black cherry, spice and wood smoke flavours. The wine is nicely structured with fine tannins to prevent any suggestion of cloying and to boost ageing potential. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Rib-eye, cauliflower, bone marrow, gruyere and beef cheek

Stockists: Wild Earth Wines (NZ & AU); Red + White Cellar (NZ distributors)

Ranked: #8 of 23 2014 Pinot Noir from Cromwell Basin

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