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2011 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Central Otago
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91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013

Bright, moderately saturated red.  Liqueur-like cherry and spice aromas are lifted by a captivating rose petal high note.  Juicy, dry and uncompromising, showing sneaky intensity and acid grip to its raspberry, red cherry and spice flavors.  Still a touch bitter-edged on the back end, but finishes with lovely cut and clarity, a subtle light touch and impressive lingering perfume.  With its density and grip, this wine should reward aging.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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