Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot noir 2010
“Beguilingly fragrant, silky and harmonious with a lovely marriage of red fruits, chocolate, sweet spice, wild thyme and beautifully balanced savoury oak. A superb wine.” So said the judging panel before awarding this wine ‘Champion Wine of the Show’ at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2012.
Champion Wine of the Show, New Zealand International Wine Show 2012
Champion Pinot noir, New Zealand International Wine Show 2012
GOLD medal, Bragato Wine Awards 2012
4 ½ STARS, Winestate, 2012
Bannock Brae Goldfields Pinot noir 2010
2010 gave us dark brooding wines, and this is certainly true for this wine. The nose is assailed by an orchestra of aromas including squashed black cherries, spice and herbs, and floral notes. Tasting the wine delivers the primary flavours of cherries and plums, along with berry flavours.
5 Stars Winestate 2012
GOLD medal Bragato Wine Awards 2012
GOLD medal NZ International Wine Show 2012
Best Red Wine Buy of the Year - Michael Cooper “Buyers Guide to NZ Wine 2013”
Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot noir 2009
This wine has flavours of black cherries, dark plums and berries. Behind these primary flavours there is an interesting hint of herbs, spice, mushroom, leather and even liquorice complementing its velvety mouthfeel.
18 ½ + pts Geoff Kelly Wine reviews, Nov 2010
5 stars Michael Cooper Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2011
5 stars Winestate magazine 2011
5 stars TiZwine 2011
Bannock Brae Goldfields Pinot noir 2009
This wine shows similar characteristics to the 2009 Barrel Selection with the exception that colour and flavour density (mid-palate) are slightly reduced.
Gold medal NZ International Wine Show 2010
Gold medal Bragato Wine Awards 2011
Gold medal Spieglau International Wine Competition 2011
4½ stars Winestate Sept/Oct 2011 edition
Bannock Brae Goldfields Dry Riesling 2011
The semi-oxidative winemaking process used to make this wine results in a more textural finish while the fruit forwardness of most NZ Rieslings is subdued. With minimal malolactic fermentation there is a Granny Smith apple character along with pronounced citrus overtones. The wine boasts honey flavours which will continue to develop with age along with some interesting ‘kerosene’ notes.
Bannock Brae Cathy’s Rosé 2012
This Rosé is a pure reflection of the Pinot noir grape. A beautifully opulent nose of freshly picked red berry fruits with cherry, melon and candy-floss aromas.
Bannock Brae Marlene’s Grüner Veltliner 2012
This wine is a complex wine with delicate white blossom, white pepper, nectarine and hints of dill on the nose. Flavours of peach nectar sit alongside spice and white pepper nicely.