Valli Pinot Noir 2017 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017

"Deep garnet hue with bright fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, and mulberry with toasted almond, coffee and cedar. Fresh summer berries on the palate with nutmeg, mushroom and earthy loam. A fresh and lively palate with fine tannins that build in the mouth with a long, vibrant finish. Bendigo in a cool season shows incredible energy with a powerful core. Bold and bright, this wine is intricately layered with chiseled beauty and incredible detail. Lively and inviting in its youth, this wine will also go the distance and is well worth cellaring!"

Awards and Reviews

  • 95/100 Points - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
  • 97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
  • 19/20 Points - 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper

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Valli Pinot Noir 2016 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

"Intense garnet hue with aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, mulberry, almond, and vanilla. Richly concentrated on the palate with creamy fine tannins that build in the mouth and are lifted by enticing acidity. Lifted fresh berry flavours with a savoury undertone and incredible vibrance that marries beautifully with its prominent frame. This is an "athletic wine" with chiselled beauty that shows incredible detail and beautiful layers. Fresh and inviting in its youth, the underlying structure will also reward cellaring."

Awards and Reviews

  • 94/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 92/100 Points - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
  • 95/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 90/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast, July 2018
  • 93/100 Points - Decanter, Aug 2018
  • 19/20 Points - 5 stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 17.5/20 Points - JancisRobinson.com

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Valli Pinot Noir 2015 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo 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

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Valli Pinot Noir 2014 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

"Distinctive aromas of violets, boysenberry and blackberry with subtle notes of coconut and mushrooms. Densely concentrated and rich on the palate. The precision of the acidity and power of the tannins create a harmonious, full-bodied Pinot."

Awards and Reviews

  • Top 50 NZ Wines of the Year - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
  • 96 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
  • 95 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 92 Points - Wine Spectator
  • 89+ Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

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Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

“Dark Violet. Christmas cake fruit and spices, with coconut and Cherry Cola notes. Dense and rich on the palate, chewy textures, layered flavours, with acid and tannins all in balance. This is a wine of not only power but also harmony.”

Awards and Reviews

  • #2 New Zealand Pinot Noir - Dish Magazine
  • 93 Points - Bob Campbell MW
  • 90 Points - Wine Advocate
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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Valli Pinot Noir 2012 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

“Dark Violet. Ripe berry fruits: raspberries, loganberries, blueberries and cranberries. Big, rich, ripe mouth feel, dense and concentrated. The fruit power is retrained by the tannins giving the wine balance, power and elegance from this warm Central Otago site.”

Awards and Reviews

  • Top 100 New Releases - Gourmet Traveller Wine
  • 93 Points - James Suckling
  • 95 Points - 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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Valli Pinot Noir 2011 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

"Very full, bright and deep purple-red colour, near lurid, and very youthful in appearance. The bouquet is full and softly rounded with aromas of ripe dark plum fruit with some whole bunch dried stalk complexities and savoury game nuances adding layers of interest, all well entwined and integrated. Fullish bodied, broad and weighty flavours of dark berry fruits, plums, dark herbs and oak toast nuances fill the palate. This is up-front, open with accessible, sweet and rich fruitiness, the restrained acidity enhancing the rounded mouthfeel. Some alcohol warmth adds to the generosity, and the tannin extraction builds from mid-palate to provide a firm, grainy texture that leads to a dry, long finish with dark plum and dark herb notes. This is a fulsome, open and sweet, dark plum flavoured Pinot Noir with plenty of tannin structure." - Raymond Chan, March 2013

Awards and Reviews

  • 91 Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 5 Stars - Cameron Douglas
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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Valli Pinot Noir 2010 Bendigo

Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

"The Bendigo Pinot Noir is the newest addition to the Valli stable of Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs. Years ago, Grant was involved in the largest-to-date plantings at Bendigo, across 5 different sites. During this time, he identified "Chinaman's Terrace" as his favourite. When the opportunity to make wine from the Zebra Vineyard on Chinaman's Terrace presented itself there was only one answer: YES. The wines from this very warm part of Otago have been described as "big friendly beasts". They are dark, rich, lush wines capturing the rock reflected heat and ripeness of this special site."

Awards and Reviews

  • Top 5 New Zealand Pinot Noirs - Cuisine Magazine
  • 90+ Points - Stephen Tanzer
  • 5 Stars - Sam Kim
  • 5 Stars - Raymond Chan

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