Acclaimed Winemaker Ben Glover has released the first vintage of Eon of Bendigo, a new premium Pinot Noir from the sub-region of Bendigo, Central Otago. The warmest of the sub-regions, this climate, is semi-arid, and the mostly shallow soils are composed of clay, gravel and quartz; known for producing Pinot Noir rich in flavour with strong tannins, and considered to create the most muscular, full-bodied Pinot Noir made in Central Otago. Bob Campbell awarded the 2012 vintage 94 Points: “Classy pinot noir with ripe cherry, raspberry, plum, spice, new leather and nutty oak flavours. Quite linear, with a silken texture and impressively lengthy finish. A suggestion of bottle development adds complexity and drinkability”. (Hancocks) news piece