91+ pts Wine Advocate Issue #216 Dec 2014
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Bannockburn Pinot Noir has a lovely perfume of rose hips and violets with meaty nuances over a good core of red and black cherries plus a waft of cedar. Medium bodied and just a little woody at this youthful stage, it offers a great core of red berry flavors and a long satiny finish.
91 pts Wine Enthusiast December 2017
This is a great example from the warmer Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago. Dense aromas of tangy cranberries, dates, mocha and vanillan oak precede powerful but balanced tannins, lashings of acidity and a long, savory, olive-driven finish. Drink now with Moroccan cuisine or stash away through 2027.