Ted Lemon lay the groundwork for a wine that presents an intricate tapestry of this vineyard – a pure and layered Pinot of infinite charm. And the team, with Central Otago native Claire Mulholland at the helm, realises that dream year in and year out. We’re delighted to present to you the fruits of their labour from the 2019 vintage.
"Burnt cottage is what happened to many English people, who held property in North Wales, back in the day. I remember that well, and also the day I missed an IRA bomb going off in Warrington town centre by about 5 minutes, back in the 90s. No joke. Exciting times!
"Invariably one of the nuttiest, and nattiest feeling wines from Central Otago, and no change here. Cherry pie, almond paste, spice and aniseed, with a fresh thyme, rosemary and rose perfume. It’s fleshy, silty and nutty, a scorched hazelnut and chocolate flavour, soft acidity and fine silty tannin. The finish is all wheaty, spicy and plump with dried raspberry and cherry. Delightful. So at ease with itself." Drink 2022-2027+. 94 Points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
“If you crave thoroughly pure, complex, and lavish Pinot Noirs, Burn Cottage’s flagship estate bottling will put you in a blissful stupor. Aside from full-on biodynamics in the vineyard and a scrupulous cellar regimen that would cause a number of Burgundian old-timers to take copious notes, these Pinot Noirs are currently equipped with some of the most doting and consistently high praise of contemporary times”. Ian Cauble – Master Sommelier