This superb Bannockburn wine is our best discovery from Central Otago. Steve Davies made wine for Carrick and Akarua before developing his own vineyard, which also supplies fruit to Pinot icons Valli for their famous Bannockburn label (at $70 bucks a bottle). In other words, this has quality and pedigree to burn. It is subtly powerful and refined in the glass, with darkish fruit finely packed around a supple core of depth, freshness and mineral layering. Assured and sophisticated, Doctor's Flat is a leap above other Central Pinot at the price. Drink now or cellar a good while.
95 POINTS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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5 STARS: Michael Cooper
2018 Fine Wines of New Zealand List
5 STARS: Bob Campbell MW
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