Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 - Central Otago
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
Available online only
Deep garnet hue with bright fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, and plum with toasted almond, coffee, and cedar. Fresh berry and cherry on the palate with nutmeg, mushroom, and earthy loam. A fresh and lively palate with fine tannins that build in the mouth with a long, vibrant finish. This vintage shows noteworthy freshness and refinement for Bendigo in a warm growing season. Bold and bright, this wine is intricately layered with a sturdy structure and incredible detail.
Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2020
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2020
Top 100 Wines Of New Zealand - JamesSuckling.com
97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95/100 Points - John Szabo, MS
93/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
94/100 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
93/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW
90/100 Points - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com
19/20 Points - Joelle Thomson
5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine
Aromas of violet flowers, spiced plums and blueberries with background, spiced wood, leading to a palate that has a very fleshy, succulent and zesty core of ripe dark cherries, fine tannin and a plush, supple finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
www.jamessuckling.com, 31 Oct 2019
93 Points - Wine Advocate
The fullest-bodied Valli Pinot (from the warmest subregion), the 2018 Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir boasts ebullient black cherry and blackberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with hints of cocoa, clove and a bit of dusty-rose character, it's big but not lacking elegance or complexity, finishing with silky tannins and admirable length. Wine Advocate, 29 Feb 2020
"Offering opulence with sophistication, it’s immediately appealing on the nose showing sweet cherry, Black Doris plum, toasted spice and cedar with a light dusting of dark cocoa. The palate displays excellent concentration and plush texture, while remaining vibrant and structured with multi-layered mouthfeel and seamlessly integrated tannins. At its best: 2021 to 2030."
VALLI is the personal vocation of pioneering winemaker Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines there since 1993 when there were only 20 ha planted – today there are over 2000. Grant founded VALLI in 1998 with the intention to produce single vineyard Pinot Noirs highlighting the different characteristics of Otago’s sub regions. More than 20 years later, VALLI is doing just that, producing single-vineyard pinot noirs from Gibbston, Bannockburn, and Bendigo in Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley in North Otago, as well as a dry Pinot Gris from Gibbston and a Riesling from Waitaki. In 2015, established Otago winemaker Jen Parr joined Grant in the winery where the two aim to create wines with honesty, integrity, and most of all, a sense of place. When you drink a Valli wine, you are enjoying more than just a wine: you are experiencing a place.
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