2011 Mount Dottrel Central Otago Pinot Noir

2011 Mount Dottrel Central Otago Pinot Noir

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93 Points Sam Kim
2011 Mount Dottrel Central Otago Pinot Noir
93 Points Sam Kim

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A clearance deal on this perfectly aged Pinot! Mount Dottrel is the second label of quality Central producer Mitre Rocks, made by the 'Queen of Pinot' Carol Bunn with viticulture tended to by James Dicey of Mt Difficulty fame. In 2011, however, there was no Mitre Rocks and all that delicious fruit went into this bottle. Having closed their doors, this stunning back-vintage is being cleared at crazy prices just when it's tasting great: savoury and leathery but still gently rich, it tastes as if it were pulled out of your cellar at full maturity. Sam Kim's score of 93 was from a recent review, while Raymond Chan's just gave the wine till 2022. But we think this beauty is at its peak now and -- especially at this price -- should be grabbed by lovers of this aged style for liberal enjoyment over the next few months. For sub-$20 this is insane -- grab it!

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Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $17 $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Mount Dottrel was the second label from Mitre Rocks, now no longer in business. Mitre Rocks vineyard is situated on the lower slopes of Central Otago’s Pisa Range, below the nearby Mitre Rocks formation. The vines grow in glacial schist – low- fertility, alluvial soils typical of the Cromwell Basin. It is a cool climate of continental extremes – hot, dry summers with cool, dry autumns that promote intense flavour development in fruit. The vineyard is intensively and carefully managed by award-winning viticulturists Robin and James Dicey of Grape Vision Ltd. The vines are hand thinned and leaf plucked from low-density vine plantings of Pinot Noir clones 5, 6, 115, 667 and 777 under the direction of award winning winemaker Carol Bunn.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Sam Kim

"Engaging, complex and fragrant, the richly savoury bouquet shows spiced cherry, smoked game, toasted almond and truffle aromas, leading to a beautifully layered palate that is delightfully fruited and generously textured. The wine shows lovely maturity and harmony, offering rich mouthfeel and plenty of seductive spicy/savoury flavours. Aug 2017."

17.5-/20 Raymond Chan

"Even red colour with some garnet hues, a little lighter on the edge. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with firm aromas of dark-red cherry fruit entwined with dark herbs and subtle stalk elements, unfolding some earthy and nutty notes and a little lift. Some savoury secondary aromas are emerging. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with sweetly rich and juicy flavours of dark cherries with subtle notes of dark herbs, along with some savoury secondary earthy and nutty elements. The fruit is up-front forms a well-bound succulent core, and is supported by grainy tannin extraction and grip, with lacy acidity ending energy. The wine carries to a nuanced, savoury finish with a drying line. This is a juicy and rich up-front Pinot Noir with cherry fruit and savoury herb, earth and nutty secondary development on a grainy palate with good energy and a dry finish. Serve with coq au vin, casseroles and game meat over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Mitre Rocks’ vineyard, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in one-third new oak. 17.5-/20 Sep 2018 " (Tasted 2018) Drink by 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2018 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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