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Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 23-Nov-2023
Moderately deep ruby-red, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly presented, with a whiff of medicinal/ herbaceous nuance, unfolding Bing cherry, strawberry, raspberry, hibiscus, vanilla and spices. Medium-bodied aromas of strawberry, cherry and raspberry intertwined with hibiscus, vanilla, and cinnamon, along with thyme, vine leaf and a suggestion of liquorice. Ripe acidity laces the palate, and dusty tannin lightly adorns and carries a captivating closing. A graceful Pinot Noir shows deep nuances and balanced spice on a refined, dusty mouthfeel. Match with roasted pigeon and char-grilled pork neck over the next 12+ years. Fruit from Gibbston Highway & Gibbston Back Rd, fermented with 25% whole bunch, aged 11 months in French oak, 30% new oak. 14% new oak. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Nov 2023 RRP $85  

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