2016 Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir

2016 Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir

96 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir
96 Points Bob Campbell MW

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This superb Bannockburn wine is our best discovery from Central Otago. Steve Davies made wine for Carrick and Akarua before developing his own vineyard, which also supplies fruit to Pinot icons Valli for their famous Bannockburn label (at $70 bucks a bottle). Listed in the offical nz Fine Wine List. In other words, this has quality and pedigree to burn. It is subtly powerful and refined in the glass, with darkish fruit finely packed around a supple core of depth, freshness and mineral layering. Assured and sophisticated, Doctor's Flat is a leap above other Central Pinot at the price. Drink now or cellar a good while.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

The story of Doctor's Flat Vineyard begins in the late 1980s, in France and California, where Steve Davies first encountered great practitioners of old world winemaking, and the best of new world innovators. By 1999 Steve had settled in Central Otago, making Pinot for Akarua and on the hunt for his own land. He was looking for something in particular—a site that would offer all the conditions he had come to believe were essential for great Pinot. It was a long and thorough search, and in 2002 he found it, an elevated site on deep glacial gravels in Bannockburn. After then making wine for Carrick and supplying grapes to Valli, Steve's Doctor's Flat label is establishing a stellar reputation in New Zealand and overseas for sheer quality and command of both style and terroir.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Ripe, fleshy and quite oaky pinot noir with plum, dark berry, thyme, spice, anise and a hint of roasted chestnut. It has a perfect balance of fruit sweetness and fine, peppery tannins to give a dry and lingering finish. A stylish wine that's accessible but should age well 20 MAR 2020." Drink 2020 - 2025

5 Stars M.Cooper

"This highly age-worthy red was estate-grown at Bannockburn, hand-picked, matured for a year in French oak barrels (25% new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep ruby, it is mouthfilling, savoury and supple, with concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours and a finely structured, lasting finish. Best drinking 2021+."

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A stunning rendition offering elegance as well as stylish opulence; the bouquet shows dark plum, sweet cherry, floral, vanilla and toasted nut characters with nuances of anise and olive. The palate is wonderfully weighted and concentrated, displaying multi-layered mouthfeel and supple tannins, finishing impressively long and expansive. $49.00. www.doctorsflat.co.nz. March 2020." Drink 2020 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with PORK



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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