- 96 Punkte DECANTER: "Attractive and aromatic with strong dark and red cherry, spice/anise and violet flavours. The wine has an ethereal texture with a lingering and very seductive finish. Drink; 2014-2022 Alc 13.2%"
- 95 Punkte BOB CAMPBELL MW, Wine April 2014: "Attractive perfumed Pinot with strong dark and red cherry, spice/anise and violet flavours. The wine has an ethereal texture with a lingering and very seductive finish. Elegant Pinot Noir that gets close to the outstanding 2009 vintage which I rate as their best yet."
- 4* MICHAEL COOPER, einer der führenden Fachjournalisten Neuseelands: "It is the best yet. Dark and youthful in colour, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with deep, complex cherry, plum and spice flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, and lovely fruit sweetness and harmony. A very 'complete' wine with good muscle and a sense of hidden depths, it should flourish with cellaring."- 93 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Lisa Perrotti-Brown: "Deep ruby-purple the 2012 Pinot Noir is youthfully mute, giving delicate red cherry and red currant notes with suggestions of smoked meat, beef drippings, fertile loam and underbrush. Medium bodied and bursting with red berry and earthy / meaty flavors, it has great tension and a long finish.
Purchased by larger than life (even for an American) wine lover / distributor Marquis Sauvage in 2002, Burn Cottage is the new kid in this relatively new region. Judging from just the first commercially released vintage (2009) it was clear that Marquis has one goal in mind - produce a Pinot Noir of the utmost quality. Established in what classifies as the Lowburn sub-region, the vineyard was previously just grazing land and is somewhat separated from the rest of the vineyards in Lowburn. Planted on a north-east facing slope within a natural amphitheater with soils that are unique to the Pisa / Lowburn area, it’s actually more like a monopole. Under the consultancy of Sonoma winemaker Ted Lemon (of Littorai fame), the property was established employing biodynamic principals. In 2010, seasoned Central Otago / Lowburn winemaker Claire Mulholland left Amisfield to join the small but dynamic team. With six vintages now under their belt, Burn Cottage still only produces 1 wine, but it’s 1 truly great one. During my visit in October Marquis and Claire presented me with a vertical of the 5 vintages produced thus far."
- OLLY SMITH, UK TV presenter and writer: "Apart from having one of the coolest wine labels in the world, their Pinot Noir is delicious. The 2010 is excellent with a savoury touch and plenty of glorious fruit resonating through the structure, the 2011 from that cooler vintage is also very good with its powerful core of summery specialness, but the wine I have personally ordered and which I commend to anyone who’s ever even dreamt of sipping stellar Pinot is Burn Cottage 2012 (13.2%). Here’s my unadulterated tasting note to self which I sketched in the winery: Sanguinous herbal strawberry aromas palate herbal thyme twist fine tannin cranberry edge with cherry fruit and long firm tannin absolutely excellent and mesmeric balance of fruit to structure with a herbal lacing - sensual and excellence BUY."
- JO BURZYNSKA’S guide to the 2014 not-to-be-missed wines on the market (Viva, NZ): "Herald Power and restraint are the hallmarks of the fourth vintage from this promising Central Otago vineyard. At its heart lies a rich dense nucleus of brooding black cherry fruit exuding notes of earth, iron and sandalwood encased in firm but velvety tannins and animated by a fresh line of acid."
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VINTAGE NOTES: Spring was somewhat changeable and cool. The Growing Degree Days October-November were very low but this was made up for by a record breaking month of December 2011. Very good soil moisture during this period was a blessing and helped the plants establish new growth very well. One low snowfall briefly in November caused some frosty conditions to contend with. January brought had good spells of hot, dry weather, with fantastic flowering and mid-season conditions. Rain in February was welcome for the soils, while March was slightly wetter and milder than usual, slowing ripening a little in the final weeks. Picking commenced in the last week of March and early April frosts did not impact our harvest.
WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2012 Burn Cottage shows aromas of blackberry and dark cherry with hints of exotic notes of orange peel, sassafras and root vegetables: fennel and beetroot. Only with much air do the lovely notes of spice cake and whole cluster fermentation begin to show. It is not nearly as forward and showy as the 2011 vintage at the same stage. This version is quite concentrated with lovely acidity and structured tannins. The 2012 is the most firm and enigmatic Burn Cottage we have yet produced. It should be a wonderful wine to lay down in the cellar for several years and will need another six months or more to begin opening up. Cellar for up to 10 years.
WINE DETAILS: pH 3.66; TA 5.5; Alc 13.2 %
HARVEST: 29th March Finished harvest 7th April
AVERAGE BRIX AT HARVEST: 22.5
WHOLE CLOSTER PERCENTAGE: 10
NEW OAK PERCENTAGE: 25
COOPERAGES : Tonnellerie Mercurey, Francois Freres, Damy
AVERAGE TIME IN FERMENTER: 15 days
BOTTLED VOLUME: 2050 cases 6 x 750 ml
|Parker Wine Advocate:||93 RPWA|
|% vol Alk:||13,2|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||KR Weinhandel, Weinstraße 84, 67169 Kallstadt|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Burn Cottage Vineyard, PO Box 183, Cromwell 9342, Neuseeland|