VALLI BANNOCKBURN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2016

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VALLI BANNOCKBURN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"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."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The very graceful 2016 vintage is powerful but refined, with mouthfilling body, generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, and a finely balanced, long finish. Best drinking 2020+."
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegant with fragrant and ethereal aromas of dark-red berry fruits. The aromatics build in richness, intensity and depth, showing dark herb nuances and subtle whole bunch stalk elements. The aromatics are softly packed and combine savoury complexities with floral perfumes, unfolding nutty and slightly cedary oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and broad, and gently mouthfilling with flavours of sweetly ripe dark-red berry fruit along with an amalgam of dark herbs, soft whole bunch stalk notes, and nutty, lifted oak with cedar suggestions. The fruit sweetness is enhanced by lacy acidity and underlined by fine-grained powdery tannin extraction. This has a serious structure and the wine flows with a lovely balance of fruit richness and grip to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a gently rich, mouthfilling Pinot Noir with sweet, dark-red berry fruit, subtle herb and whole bunch detail, and sweet, nutty, cedary oak on a fine-grained palate. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 7-9+ years. Clones 117, 777, 113, 10/5 and 13 from Bannockburn, vines planted in 2000, fermented with 34% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 27 days on skins and aged 11 months in 31% new French oak. 650 dozen made."

93/100 James Suckling (2016 Vintage)
“This has impressive depth of fruit as well as fragrant top line perfume. The oak spice suits the dark cherry and sweet earthiness. On the palate there is a punchy frame of tannins that draws tight and fresh through the finish thanks to bracing acidity.”



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