Bannockburn Pinot Noir
A late start to the season after a third consecutive year of good winter rain. Lifted red fruits and savoury forest floor on the nose, bright acid and fine tannin on the palate. Immediately enjoyable and versatile with regard to food pairings, this wine will reward medium term ageing in cellar.
The Bannockburn winery is renowned for producing Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular top-line Burgundies, and this pinot is no exception. With aromas of dark berry fruits, spice and forrest floor notes, the palate has a savoury element to it, with cherry flavours and spice predominating on the mid-palate, punctuated by lingering tannins, and an earthiness reminiscent of those fine Burgundian wines. This complex and full-bodied pinot would work deliciously well with those sweet and smoky flavours of a barbecue in that classic Southern American style, which is so much on the rise in popularity here; and could be served with chargrilled or roasted asparagus and caramelised Brussels sprouts.