This was sourced from the whole gamut of Bannockburns Pinot blocks, planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007. Not insignificantly, the blend this year includes a healthy slug from the estates iconic close planted vineyards (yields were so low in 2021 that no single vineyard Pinot Noirs were bottled). The fruit was mostly destemmed and includes a measure of whole bunch as well as a carbonic element. It was fermented wild and raised with 20% new oak (made from France's prizedand reliably expensiveTronçais oak).If the aim was to make a take no prisoners, immediately delicious Bannockburn Pinot, with an interest rate that is sky high, then Matt Holmes has achieved full marks. And, perhaps we should not be surprised given the grade of fruit found in the bottle.