Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018

Glimmering garnet hue with a fascinating array of aromas from mineral and floral to earthy and spicy/herbaceous. The palate commences savoury with delicious dried herb and mushroom flowing into bright red fruit, with a long and spicy finish. The noteworthy “Gibbston” silky, fine tannins coupled with intriguing layers and intricate detail deliver a refined and classy wine from a truly eccentric growing season (hottest and wettest on record!). This wine personifies everything we love about Gibbston Pinot Noir: powerful, graceful, generous and above all – memorable. It is drinking beautifully at release and will continue to develop for 10+ years.

Awards and Review

  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine
  • 93 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling

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Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir 2016

"Rich garnet hue with aromas of rose petals, ripe cherry, mushroom, cardamom, and cedar on the nose. The palate has layers of bright red fruit (cherry, raspberry, and a hint of cranberry); dried herb (wild thyme, rosemary); and earthiness (mushroom, loam, cedar). Highly aromatic, richly concentrated and incredibly energetic - this Pinot Noir shows the amazing multi-faceted characters of Gibbston. Plenty of intrigue in its youth, this wine will continue to unravel and give tremendous enjoyment for many years."

Awards and Reviews

  • 96/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 92/100 Points - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
  • 97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 96/100 Points - 5 Stars - Huon Hooke
  • 92/100 Points - Wine Spectator Insider
  • 91/100 Points - Wine Advocate
  • 19.5/20 Points - 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 17.5/20 Points - JancisRobinson.com
  • Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2018"

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Valli Pinot Noir 2017 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir 2017

"Deep garnet hue with a fascinating array of aromas from mineral and floral to earthy/animal and baking spice/wild thyme. The fruit shines through on the palate with bright cherry, blackberry and mulberry complimented by a rich earthy vein. The savoury characteristics from a cool and exceptionally low cropping vintage are sensational when married with the classic Gibbston silky, fine tannins and electric acidity. Perhaps our most intriguing Pinot to date from this vineyard with vine age playing an important role in capturing a special vintage. This punchy young wine gives immediate gratification but it has all the hallmarks of a wine that is very worthy of cellaring and will show even more exciting features for many years to come."

Awards and Reviews

  • 93/100 Points - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
  • 97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 95/100 Points - 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
  • 95/100 Points - 5 Stars - Gourmet Traveller Wine top 100
  • 19/20 Points - 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2019"
  • Named in the "Gourmet Traveller Wine Top 100"

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Valli Pinot Noir 2015 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

"Bright garnet colour with rose petals, red cherry, doris plum and baking spice on the nose. A long and highly aromatic palate with layers of delicious red fruit, rosemary, wild thyme and an earthiness that compliments the enchanting florals. This is a worldly Pinot Noir with great length, fine tannins, vibrant acidity and noble power. Its unique character sings harmoniously of its Gibbston origins, a tiny place that produces exceptional wine that is enjoyed young and will also continue to develop for many years to come."

Awards and Reviews

  • 95/100 - Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak: "Fine, expressive nose with spicy highlights alongside fresh raspberries and cherries. Very pure with lovely plum fruit. Bright, expressive and pure with nice weight."
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine
  • Named in the Fine Wines of New Zealand List, 2017
  • 5 Stars, 96/100 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  • 19.0/100 points - Raymond Chan
  • Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2017"

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Valli Pinot Noir 2014 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

"A classic Pinot fragrance of violets and rose petals accentuated by bright red fruits and garrigue spices. Savoury undertones of earthy loam and cedar add to the intensity of the finish. Balanced and concentrated with fresh acidity that is framed by ripe and silky tannins, this wine offers great cellaring potential as well as youthful enjoyment."

Awards and Reviews

  • 92 Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 91 Points - Wine Spectator
  • 92 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
  • 94 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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Valli Pinot Noir 2013 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

“Violet, Fresh, sweet, earthy loam. Broad, perfumed red berry fruit, with toffee notes. Bright juicy acidity with long earthy and red berry flavours. This wine has the hallmark fine, ripe tannins characteristic of Gibbston, and like all of the Valli 2013 Pinot Noirs, it has great cellaring potential.”

Awards and Reviews

  • 95 Points Bob Campbell MW
  • 97 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 91 Points - Wine Advocate
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars and named "NZ Classic" - Michael Cooper

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Valli Pinot Noir 2012 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

“Dark violet. Deep, dark toasty notes, toffee, violets, red berry fruit, and mint; there is so much going on in the nose, with a touch of reduction adding another layer of complexity and mystery. Broad as well as long, the fruit weight and flavours are mouth filling with acid, tannin and flavour in balance. This wine is seamless on the palate. My favourite of our 2012 Pinot Noirs.”

Awards and Reviews:

  • #1 Wine of Central Otago Pinot Noir Release: Rebecca Gibbs
  • Viva Magazine Top 50 - Jo Burzynska
  • 95 Points - Jamie Goode
  • 94 Points - James Suckling
  • 95 Points - 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
  • 97 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 5 Stars and named "NZ Classic" - Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

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Valli Pinot Noir 2011 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

"2011 in Otago didn’t have the strongest reputation because of warm northwest rains just before harvest. But coming from the northwest, they may have affected much of the Cromwell basin but not Gibbston, as the Pisa Range sheltered us. So in 2011, Gibbston was our star. It is very much a classic Gibbston Pinot just starting to show the benefits of ageing. It is all spices and florals, acidity, length and elegance, with more old world characters than new especially enhanced by the years in bottle." - Grant Taylor

Awards and Reviews:

  • 94 Points, Prince of Pinot
  • 94 Points, Jasper Morris MW
  • 93 Points, James Suckling
  • 94 Points, Joanna Simon
  • 91+ Points, Lisa Perotti-Brown
  • 91+ Points, Stephen Tanzer
  • Top 7 New Zealand Reds of the Year, Rebecca Gibb
  • Top 10 New Zealand Pinot Noirs, Will Lyons, Wall Street Journal Europe
  • 5 Stars, Cameron Douglas MS
  • Gold Medal, Texsom International Wine Awards
  • 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  • 89 Points, Burghound
  • 5 Stars, Bob Campbell MW
  • 5 Stars, Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars, Raymond Chan

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Valli Pinot Noir 2010 Gibbston

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

"Winemaker Grant Taylor describes this vintage as “taking Gibbston to a place it’s never been before”. Beautifully perfumed aromatics: floral in nature, and reminiscent of violets, ripe red berry and cherry fruit. Concentrated core of berry fruit flavours wrapped around bright acidity and very fine, ripe tannins. This vintage is Gibbston showing power, concentration, finesse and beauty all at the same time."

Awards and Reviews:

  • Top 50 NZ Pinot Noirs - Tim Atkin MW
  • 91 Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 90 Points - Liza Perotti-Brown
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

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Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

"Winemaker Grant Taylor describes this 2009 as “quintessential Gibbston” and possibly his best Pinot Noir to date. Highly perfumed with layers of aromatics, sweet earth, and dried herb spiciness, hints of floral violet and red fruits. Concentrated with long silky texture and flavours wrapped around a bright acid core, balanced by very fine ripe tannins. Consistency through palate, length and perfect balance define this wine."

Awards and Reviews:

  • Gold Medal, Air New Zealand Wine Awards
  • 100 Wines of Summer, Metro Magazine
  • 92 Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 5 Stars - Warren Barton
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

“Good example of Gibbston Pinot shows amazingly seductive perfume and elegant mouthfeel, and this beauty shows just that. The nose is ripe and fragrant displaying red/black cherry, spice, mushroom and a touch of dried herb characters. It is beautifully fruited on the palate showing silky texture and grainy tannins, flavours are seamlessly fused and shows excellent poise and balance.”

Awards and Reviews:

  • Gold Medal, NZ International Wine Show
  • #1 Rated NZ Pinot Noir 2008 - Gourmet Traveller Wine
  • Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice - May 2010
  • Gold Medal, Air New Zealand Wine Awards
  • Gold Medal - Tri-Nations Wine Challenge
  • 5 Stars - Winestate
  • 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

"Bright raspberry, cherry, cola fruit, exotic spices with hint of toasty barrel in background. Silky, supple texture wrapped around a core of bright acidity waving seamlessly through the palate. A broad range of flavours adding to the wine complexity and length. Very fine ripe tannins. Life expectation: 10 years at least."

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Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

"Nose: Layered spice, cedar and violet aromatics. Palate: Long silky textured mouth feel supported by a structure of bright acidity. This is the core and backbone which is complimented by the red fruits, dried tarragon, thyme and seasoned spices. Gibbston’s length of flavour and longevity is due to this bright acidity whereas Bannockburn Pinots live more on their tannins."

Awards and Reviews:

  • 92 Points - Top 2006 New Zealand Pinot Noir - Wine Spectator
  • 92 Points - Wine Advocate
  • 91 Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 5 Stars - Top Three 2006 Pinot Noirs - Cuisine Magazine
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper

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