Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 19-May-2021
Deep ruby-red with moderate transparency, faintly lighter on the rim. The nose is fragrant with subtle power, herbaceous nuances of thyme, liquorice, vine leaves, and stalks interweave a hint of deep floral, black fruit core and spices filled the bouquet. Medium-full bodied, aroma of black cherries, plums, and berries have a concentrated core and a savoury edge, unfolding liquorice, thyme, rose petals, and an amalgam of spice. The mouthfeel is with density, tightly-knitted fine-grained tannin coated the palate with silk and a chewy texture. Balance acidity supports a smooth flow and carries spices across the palate; herbaceous element lingers to a long, refine closing. This is a fragrant Pinot Noir with black fruit and a spice-filled palate, showing power and grace on a fine-textured, silky palate. Match with herb-crusted lamb racks and black truffle risotto over the next 8-10+ years. Fruit was sourced from Chinaman's Terrace, Bendigo, fermented with 58% whole bunch to 14% alc, aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 30% new oak. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) May 2021 RRP $69

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