Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 23-Nov-2023
Bright, ruby-red with good transparency, slightly lighter on the rim. It has a broody, alluring bouquet penetrating with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum, wild thyme, sage mushroom and a hint of game. Medium-bodied, lightly savoury aromas of black cherry and blackberry melded with cinnamon, nutmeg, wild thyme, sage, brown oyster mushroom and a subtle hint of game. Filigree tannin lightly frames the ripe fruit, herbs, and savoury elements, unveiling spice and integrating enlivening acidity to an enticing, lengthy finish. A James Bond of Pinot Noir, smooth and polished. Match with lamb loin and duck breast over the next 10+ years. Fruit from Felton Road & Hall Road, fermented with 32% whole bunch, aged 11 months in French oak, 29% new oak. 14% alc. 19.5-/20 pts (97 pts) Nov 2023 RRP $85  

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