2013BurnCottage2013 Burn Cottage, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand.
The 2013 Burn Cottage is a beautiful and expressive Pinot Noir with gorgeous fruit and stylish verve, this is one of the best Kiwi Pinots out there, along with Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Two Paddocks and Mount Difficulty and leads the way in biodynamics (in the region) and showing Central Otago terroir. Ted Lemon of Littorai is the winemaker behind Burn Cottage and the latest Burn Cottage shows his touch and gifted talents, this is a world class wine with a pure clarity and inner energy that makes it really stand out, it feels light and silken on the palate, but with deep rewards, it elicits an emotional response and a zen like pleasure. The start is a thrilling mix of floral and mineral spice along with the impression of blueberry, raspberry and strawberry leading to a mouth of cherry, plum and currants with layers of powdered stones, baking spices, Asian market scents and a touch of cedar and rose petals. The Burn Cottage gains force and width with air while remaining poised and underlyingly firm of structure with good acidity and grip, this is special stuff, this is a wine that lives up to the hype. The 2013 is pretty just resting in the glass with a deep ruby and almost garnet hue shinning back, it goes a long way as well proving the quality of the Central Otago terroir and if you are a Pinot lover you’ll want to try this wine, drink over the next 5 to 10 years, best from 2016 to 2024.
($60 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive

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