While the 2013 Burn Cottage has intriguing floral hints, it is mostly a deep black well from which surges a great aromatic palette: plum, blackberry, orange zest, spices and smoked meats. With air, some greener notes from the whole cluster usage emerge, as does just a hint of the brushy Central Otago mountainsides. It possesses a wonderful energy on the palate: vibrant acidity lends the wine a juicy quality followed by good richness, yet the wine is not at all fat. The tannins are very complete and complex across the mouth and the finish is long and powerful.
Grape: Pinot Noir