Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

 

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Burn Cottage
Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Central Otago
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 94 2016
JS James Suckling 92 2016
RP Robert Parker 91 2016
BC Bob Campbell MW 96 2015
BH Burghound 91 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings
A myriad of mulberry, wild thyme and enticing savoury undertones are interwoven with layers of ripe summer berries.The palate displays both generosity and restraint, with plump and supple tannins that are supported by an amalgam of summer ripened plums, dark cherry and a freshness reminiscent of ripe red fruits. The finish is long, the wine showing lovely fruit purity and definition.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2016)
Generous, stylish, spicy and expressive, with plump blackberry, clove and plum flavors wrapped around a thread of black licorice. The texture is smooth and lush, while the tannins provide appealing traction on the finish, where a fresh green sage note comes in. Drink now through 2033.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2016)
This offers sappy, spicy red cherries with a brambly, forest-floor edge to the nose, leading to a palate with impressive cherry-pip flavor and a smooth, gently nutty wrap of tannins.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2016)
Delicate notes of sous-bois, beets, raspberries and cherries all emerge on the nose of the 2016 Moonlight Race Pinot Noir, which blends fruit from Burn Cottage's own estate vineyard with a couple of nearby sites. It's medium-bodied, silky and easy-drinking on the palate, with a soft tea-like, herbal note on the finish.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 96 Points (2015)
Moonlight Race is a blend of grapes from Burn Cottage Vineyard (35% ), Northburn Vineyard (35% ) and (30%) Mark ll Vineyard, with a mix of clones in each. 22.5% whole cluster. Similar in style to the regular Burn Cottage label but with more sweet fruit and a sappy influence adding complexity to berry, oak and floral flavours. A subtle and beguiling wine with finely pitched structure that allows access now while assuring a promising future.

Burghound (BH) : 91 Points (2014)
A ripe and markedly spicy nose displays a pretty array of various red berries framed in a hint of sandalwood. The very round, supple and seductive textured flavors possess a sleek mouth feel as well as good vibrancy while delivering solid length on the dusty, palate coating and moderately firm finish. Like its 2013 counterpart this could use more depth but the balanced and underlying material appear to be present such that more should develop if allowed 4 to 6 more years of cellaring. Lovely.

Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2016
Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2016
Burn Cottage
Pinot Noir 2016
BC
98
JR
90
WS
94
Wonderfully complex aromas of fern leaf, rhubarb, potpourri and rose petal…
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Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 Reviewed by James Suckling 03-01-2020 . Score: 4.5