Valli Pinot Noir 2017 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017

"This incredibly fragrant and elegant wine is from our relatively cool site in Bannockburn in a cool growing season resulting in a wine with great tension and incredible layers of red fruit, spice and earth. The aromas are both intriguing and complex: fresh berry, wild game, gun smoke, baking spice and wild thyme. The palate is long and bright with cherry, blackcurrant, cardamom, and delicious savoury undertones. Silky fine tannins compliment the vibrant acidity, giving the wine length and memory. This wine is drinking beautifully at release and will continue to do so for at least a decade."

Awards and Reviews

  • 94/100 Points - Nick Stock - WineSuckling.com
  • 96/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 95/100 Points - 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
  • 93/100 Points - Rebecca Gibb MW
  • 18.5/20 Points - 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper

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Valli Pinot Noir 2016 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

"This vintage is exceptionally fragrant with beautiful wild flowers, thyme and lilac woven through bright red fruit, cinnamon and cedar. A palate with incredible energy; red cherry and raspberry are the gateway to a round and creamy mid palate with long, silky tannins and vibrant acidity that gives the wine length and memory. This wine is drinking beautifully at release and will continue to do so for at least a decade."

Awards and Reviews

  • Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show
  • 94/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 93/100 Points - Nick Stock - WineSuckling.com
  • 96/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 19/20 Points - 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 17/20 Points - JancisRobinson.com

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Valli Pinot Noir 2015 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

"This vintage is exceptionally fragrant with beautiful wild flowers, thyme and lilac woven through bright red fruit, cinnamon and cedar. A palate with incredible energy; red cherry and raspberry are the gateway to a round and creamy mid palate with long, silky tannins and vibrant acidity that gives the wine length and memory. This wine is drinking beautifully at release and will continue to do so for at least a decade."

Awards and Reviews

  • 5 Stars - Jane Skilton MW
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine
  • 5 Stars, Top 10 New Zealand Pinot Noirs - Cuisine Magazine
  • 5 Stars, 96/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  • 18.5/100 - Raymond Chan

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Valli Pinot Noir 2014 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

"A beautiful fragrance of violets and wild thyme mingled with blackberry, dark cherry and a savoury scent of leather. The concentrated core of dark red fruit is lifted by ripe acidity and underscored by long and beautifully woven tannins. A harmonious Pinot Noir that is intriguing now but will also age gracefully."

Awards and Reviews

  • Top 50 NZ Wine of the Year - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
  • Named in the "Fine Wine of New Zealand List 2016"
  • 95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
  • 94 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 90+ Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 4.5 Stars and Named "NZ Classic" - Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

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Valli Pinot Noir 2013 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

"Dark violet. Ripe, complex aromatics including exotic spices, mulberry and juicy fruit. Big, rich, round mouthfeel, with a concentrated core of fruit, balanced and framed with ripe tanins. This wine is power and concentration with seamless structure.”

Awards and Reviews

  • 95 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 91 Points - Wine Advocate
  • 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 2012 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

”Dark violet, cherry and dark plum fruit, with spice notes of vanilla and nutmeg. There is immediate impact on the palate. Concentrated ripe fruit derived texture surrounds and balances a bright acid core, with fine tannins adding structure and helping to carry the flavours. This is a Pinot Noir that will live a very long time.”

Awards and Reviews

  • #1 Wine Of Central Otago Pinot Noir Release - Rebecca Gibb
  • Viva Magazine Top 50 - Jo Burzynska
  • 95 Points - Jamie Goode
  • 94 Points - James Suclking
  • 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 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

"Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red with good depth and youthful purple hues on rim. This has a full and vigorous bouquet of vibrantly bright dark berry and black plum aromas expressed with great clarity. Subtle waves of dried stalk whole bunch and dried herb complexities unfold, with notes of liquorice, spices and aromatic oak. Fullish bodied, solid and densely packed flavours of black berry fruits are intermixed with liquorice, minerals and dark herbs, forming a rich and sweet core. The flavours are encased by very fine grained, powdery tannins and well-driven with some alcohol power. Discreet and balanced acidity underlines the palate, providing excellent tension and leads the flavours to a long, well-concentrated finish. This is a full and concentrated Pinot Noir with dark fruit and fine-grained structure." Raymond Chan

Awards and Reviews

  • Top 21 NZ Pinot Noirs - Joelle Thomson
  • 92 Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 5 Stars - Cameron Douglas MS
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper

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Valli Pinot Noir 2010 Bannockburn

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

"Ripe, dark plum fruit aromas, with the use of whole bunches adding complexity; liquorice, spice, dried herb and floral notes.The palate is ripe and succulent. It has Bannockburn’s sweet concentrated cherry and dark plum flavours framed, and given structure by integrated ripe tannin and acid. It is all about power with restraint."

Awards and Reviews

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

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Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

“Ripe dark plum fruit, with all sorts of other notes adding complexity: roasted coffee, nutmeg, cola and much more. Very beguiling aromatically. This wine has Bannockburn’s sweet concentrated fruit, framed, and given structure by integrated ripe tannin and acid. It is all about power with restraint.”

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 Bannockburn Pinot noir 2008

Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

“Rich, ripe, dense fruit. Up front power layered with complex spice from barrels and the use of whole bunches. Seriously drinkable now but expect it will age for at least 7 - 8 years.”

Awards and Reviews

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

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Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

"Perfumed, ripe plum fruit, mocha and toffee notes. Rich ripe dense fruit, up front layered with complex spice from barrels and use of whole bunches. Seriously drinkable now but expect it will continue to develop for at least 7-8 years."

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