VALLI 'BANNOCKBURN VINEYARD' PINOT NOIR 2016

pts
Bob Campbell MW
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Raymond Chan
SKU
VAPI201610 UCNZ
NZ$68.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
NZ$68.99 Per item
Valli's Bannockburn wines reflect the warm climate of the area by displaying denser, more powerful Pinot Noir flavours. Aromatics balanced between power and poise showcase wild florals, along with plump berries, violets and wood smoke. An energetic palate with bright cherry, raspberry and savoury undertones. The beautifully interwoven , silken tannins complement the vibrant acidity to provide a bright and memorable finish.
Valli's Bannockburn wines reflect the warm climate of the area by displaying denser, more powerful Pinot Noir flavours. Aromatics balanced between power and poise showcase wild florals, along with plump berries, violets and wood smoke. An energetic palate with bright cherry, raspberry and savoury undertones. The beautifully interwoven , silken tannins complement the vibrant acidity to provide a bright and memorable finish.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Bob Campbell MW

Aromatic pinot noir with a lifted, floral aroma together with sweet cherry, raspberry, violet and spice flavours. A supple, elegant wine, with a silken texture and lengthy finish. Bright, fresh and accessible. Very appealing. Drink 2017 to 2023

19 / 20

Raymond Chan

Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegant with fragrant and ethereal aromas of dark-red berry fruits. The aromatics build in richness, intensity and depth, showing dark herb nuances and subtle whole bunch stalk elements. The aromatics are softly packed and combine savoury complexities with floral perfumes, unfolding nutty and slightly cedary oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and broad, and gently mouthfilling with flavours of sweetly ripe dark-red berry fruit along with an amalgam of dark herbs, soft whole bunch stalk notes, and nutty, lifted oak with cedar suggestions. The fruit sweetness is enhanced by lacy acidity and underlined by fine-grained powdery tannin extraction. This has a serious structure and the wine flows with a lovely balance of fruit richness and grip to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a gently rich, mouthfilling Pinot Noir with sweet, dark-red berry fruit, subtle herb and whole bunch detail, and sweet, nutty, cedary oak on a fine-grained palate. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 7-9+ years. Clones 117, 777, 113, 10/5 and 13 from Bannockburn, vines planted in 2000, fermented with 34% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 27 days on skins and aged 11 months in 31% new French oak. 650 dozen (more...)