Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir
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Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

  • $78.00*

Very dark, very deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple tints, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with deep and intensely packed, fresh and vibrant aromas of dark-red berry and black cherry fruits melded with complexing layers of dark herbs and whole bunch stalk notes. The intensity and depth build in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of dark-red berry and black cherry fruits are rich, ripe, lusciously sweet and vibrant and form an elegantly proportioned and deep core. Subtle dark herb and whole bunch stalk detail adds interest and complexity. The rich fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannin structure, with balancing fresh, lacy acidity. The palate is complete and flows with good energy to a long finish of black and dark red fruits entwined with herb elements. This is a rich and concentrated, vibrant and complete Pinot Noir with dark-red and black fruits, complexing detail and fine structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8+ years. Clones 5, 6, 115, 113, 114 and 777 from vines planted in 2000, fermented with 35% whole bunches to 13.4% alc., the wine spending 24 days cuvaison and aged 11 months in 32% new French oak. 916 dozen made. 19.5/20 Apr 2016 - Raymond Chan
97/100
750ml
13.5%
New Zealand

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