Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough – Limited Edition Bottle 780
Bold bouquet of ripe dark cherry, raspberry and spicy new oak scents; clove and toasty vanilla, raw brown sugar and a hint of bacon. On the palate – equally ripe, intense and fruity with flavours that reflect the bouquet; crushed raspberry, some red currant and dark cherry; fine to moderate tannins, decent acidity, plush lengthy finish. Balanced and well-made. Drink now and through 2026.91 Points
Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Gris 2016, Marlborough – Limited Edition Bottle 1235
Plenty of classic Marlborough SB markers in the bouquet with ripe citrus and tropical fruit scents, a tropical fruits layer adding depth. The key difference with this wine is the texture in the bouquet with lees inspired moments, natural fruit spice and a softness. On the palate – distinctively spicy, fresh and vibrant attack; grapefruit, red and green apple, pineapple and lees-like ginger note. A layer of fresh herb and sweet hay swings the palate back to its Marlborough origins. Great acidity and length – a lovely example taking this brand to a new and higher level.