FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
92/100 | David Walker Bell, Wine Folio
92/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
91/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
90/100 | Bob Campbell, The Real Review
Situated on Felton Road, Te Kano is a Central Otago producer with a fast-growing following. This lovely 2020 pinot shows regional Bannockburn generosity, with dark red and black cherry fruits underpinned with good acidity and length. Supple and harmonious. Recommended.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas and flavours of a fresh, vibrant and youthful Pinot Noir. Flavours of raspberries and cherries, some barrel spices and dry stone mineral qualities. Tannins are polished and quite fine with a youthful firmness adding texture and foundation. Acidity is lively and fresh adding crunch and mouthfeel as well as carrying the fruit flavours across the palate. Well made, dry and with good length."
Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "Deep ruby-red with good transparency, lighter on edge. The nose is youthful and vibrant, with aromas of red cherries, young plums, sweet vanilla and a hint of herb and earth. Medium-bodied, red cherries and plums enriched by sweet vanilla, cinnamon and wet earth linger with vine leaf herbaceousness. Fine, smooth-grained tannins provide a light grip and fragrant palate; herbaceous elements add interest. This fragrant, youthful Pinot Noir features red fruit, sweet spice and earth on a smooth palate."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is immediately appealing on the nose showing sweet cherry, game, warm mushroom, olive and clove notes, leading to a silky-smooth palate that's succulent and fleshy. Soothing and lingering with attractive complexity and fine-grained tannins."