Bannockburn Pinot Noir is spicy with well intergraded savoury oak and great acidity backbone. The varietal flavours such as, raspberries, strawberries and red cherries fruits lingers with a faint hint of forest floor on the palate with well supporting tannins. A greatly composed wine, this is undoubtedly pushing the setting of this country’s benchmark for Pinot Noir to another level.
Made without destemming, this is an ethereal pinot that shows pale-cherry/red colour and elegant aromatics, gentle sweet spices, undergrowth, layers of musk and forest floor – very complex. The oak is more evident on the palate at this stage: it’s deep and long, with abundant dark-cherry fruit flavour, and finishes with complete, resolved smooth and nutty tannins. Nick Stock Penguin Wine Guide
Bannockburn Vineyards was established by Stuart Hooper in 1974. His vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. Stuart Hooper had a purist, uncompromising approach to quality grape growing and winemaking. He had a strong belief in making wines which genuinely reflect the flavours of the vineyard.
Although Stuart has since passed away, Bannockburn Vineyards remains in the Hooper family and his philosophy remains as the cornerstone behind all we do at Bannockburn today.