2020 Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir

95 Points Jasper Morris MW
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This superb Bannockburn wine is our best discovery from Central Otago. The 2020 scored 5 stars from Jasper Morris MW, alongside Central Otago wines of $100. Owner Steve Davies made wine for Carrick and Akarua before developing his own vineyard. This wine has quality and pedigree to burn, with a place in the offical NZ Fine Wine List and an average Bob Campbell score of almost 96 points (a category where average prices are $80 a bottle). Subtly powerful and refined in the glass, its darkish fruit is finely packed around a supple core of depth, freshness and mineral layering. A big leap over other Central Pinot at the price, drink this now or cellar it a good while.
$55.99 in mixed 6+ or $62.99 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

95/100 and 5 stars Jasper Morris MW

"A beautifully fine boned pinot that focuses on purity and clarity of expression. Red fruited with a lovely ferrous, slightly bunchy cinnamon stick edge. Effortless, it carries its concentration with ease. Light on its feet, tannins are fine grained and ripe. Masses of charm and appeal. Quietly persistent. December 2023." Drink from 2025 - 2032

95/100 Bob Campbell

"Elegant wine with vanilla, dark-fleshed plum, cassis, dark cherry and wild thyme. Deliciously drinkable now but shouid develop well with bottle age. Well-structured with a backbone of ripe tannins and vibrant acidity." Drink 2024 to 2030

96/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2019 vintage)

"Complex and distinctive, varietal and quite intense with aromas of black cherry and dark raspberry, savoury dried herb qualities, warm earth and mineral then baking spices from barrel and maturation. Lovely and intensity and richness with core flavours that reflect the bouquet, complex and detailed with an abundance of fine tannins and medium+ acidity. Lush and salivating, mineral and savoury, complex ad lengthy. An excellent wine with concentration and power. Best drinking from 2023 through 2030."

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2024 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with PORK



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