Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2013


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While the 2013 Burn Cottage has intriguing hints of floral notes, it is mostly a deep black well from which surges a great aromatic palette: plum, blackberry, orange zest, spices and smoked meats. With air, some greener notes from the whole cluster usage emerge, as does just a hint of the brushy Central Otago mountainsides. It possesses a wonderful energy on the palate: vibrant acidity lends the wine a juicy quality followed by good richness, yet the wine is not at all fat. The tannins are very complete and complex across the mouth and the finish is long, powerful and mouth staining. Everything is in place for the concert on this one; it only remains for the musicians to take the stage. We are very excited about the quality of the 2013 vintage at Burn Cottage and it will provide years of enjoyment.
Category Red Wine
Country New Zealand
Region Otago
Appellation Central Otago
Brand Burn Cottage
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateDeep ruby-purple the 2013 Pinot Noir has a youthfully reticent, brooding nose with hints of black berries and plums plus underlying aged beef, chargrill, anise and lavender suggestions. Medium bodied, the palate reveals great ripeness packed into a relatively elegant package with a medium level of fine grained tannins - impressive texture in fact - harmonious acidity, and a good long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2014
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorBlack cherry, plum and spice elements are accented by an intense mineral streak, with crushed rock, chalk and clay notes adding a savory element. Details of dried lavender and pepper crescendo on the finish. The tannins are taut and firm, but the flavors are generous. Drink now through 2029. 1,076 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, October 15, 2015