Neudorf Moutere 2017 Albarino and 2016 Dry Riesling
Cielito 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Sopra Sasso Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2014
Stone Paddock 2017 Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, and 2016 Chardonnay
Old House Vineyards 2017 Sauvignon and ‘Kaho’, and 2016 Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill 2017 Rosé, 2016 Le Phant Blanc and 2015 ‘Reserve’ Merlot Malbec and Syrah
Wrights 2017 Gisborne and 2016 ‘Reserve’ Chardonnays and 2017 Natural Wine Co. Pinot Noir
Haha Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017
Terrace Edge 2016 ‘Classic’ and 2017 ‘Liquid Geography’ Rieslings
SOHO 2016 ‘Havana’ and McQueen’ Pinot Noirs
Rockburn 2016 ‘Estate’, ‘Seven Barrels’ and ‘The Art’ Pinot Noirs
Tiki ‘Estate’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016
Fern Ridge Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Cross Hares ‘Ahuriri Run’ Canterbury Pinot Gris 2016
te Pa 2017 Rosé and White, and 2016 ‘Oke’ and Pinot Noir Releases
Ruru Central Otago Gewurztraminer 2017
Tankersley Estate Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
Misha’s Vineyard New Sauvignon, Riesling Pinot Gris Gewurztraminer Pinot Noir and ‘Cadenza’ Releases
Greystone Omihi North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016
Framingham ‘Nobody’s Hero’ Pinot Noir 2017
Calabria 2017 ‘Whistling Duck’ and 2016 ‘Three Bridges’ Shirazes
Johanneshof 2017 ‘Maybern’ Pinot Nor Rosé and Pinot Gris
PR Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
Waitapu Estate ‘Reef View’ 2016 and 2015 Syrah
Kumeu River Cremant, 2016 Pinot Gris and Chardonnays, and 2015 Pinot Noir
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

26 October,2017
Doctors Flat is the label of highly respected Central Otago winemaker Steve Davies. Steve has crafted numerous award winning wines over the years, but Pinot Noir is his claim to fame. He established his 3 ha vineyard in Bannockburn in 2002, planting Pinot Noir clones 114, 115 and 777, producing his first Doctors Flat wine in 2008. Steve farms organically, believing that soil heath is a key factor for success and knowing that proper soil micro life "maintains a symbiotic relationship with the vines” which break down to provide nutrients. His research has shown that his vineyard, unusual in the region, has an advanced soil age, composed of deep gravels laid down by receding glacier some 450,000 years ago, and this is surmised to contribute to the fine tannins and good texture of his wine. Here, I review the new release 2014 Doctors Flat Pinot Noir. Steve reports that he has taken a lighter approach to inputs into the wine, after a harvest in Burgundy in 2012 and will be interested in how this will show in terms of "seeing the vineyard more clearly”.


Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Otago

Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with aromas of dark-red berry and cherry fruit complexed by a harmonious layering of dark herbs and whole bunch stalk perfumes providing savoury complexities and interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fine in concentration with an elegant core of dark-red berry fruits melded with dark herbs and subtly complexing whole bunch stalk elements. The palate has richness and vitality, and the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction that offers accessibility. The wine carries to a harmonious and integrated, long and concentrated finish. This is an elegantly concentrate Pinot Noir with dark cherry and berry fruit complexed by dark herb and whole bunch notes on a finely extracted palate. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 6+ years. Clones 115, 777 and 114 from the ‘Doctors Flat’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels, followed by a further 6 months in tank. 958 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $48.00
Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny