2019 Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir Magnum 1500ml

97 Points Sam Kim
In stock
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 the famous Valli Bannockburn Pinot ($70 bucks a bottle). With a place in the offical NZ Fine Wine List and an average Bob Campbell score of almost 96 points (a category where the average price is $80 a bottle), this wine has quality and pedigree to burn. 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.
$122.00 in mixed 6+ or $136.00 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

97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Gorgeously composed and gracefully elegant, the wine shows dark cherry, rich floral, dried herb, game and roasted nut aromas on the nose. The palate displays outstanding weight and concentration, combined with refined mouthfeel and fleshy texture, leading to an impressively long velvety finish. At its best: now to 2033."

5 Stars M.Cooper

"Showing obvious cellaring potential, the youthful 2019 vintage is a single-vineyard red, estate-grown, matured for a year in French oak barrels (24 per cent new), and bottled without fining or filtering. Deep, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, savoury and supple, with strong, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, and a finely structured, long finish. Best drinking 2025+."

96/100Cameron Douglas MS

"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 1500ml
Maturity 2023 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with PORK



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