Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley North Otago 2011 13.5%
N: The bright ruby appearance seems a very fitting attribute as the bouquet is also very bright with focused cherry, plum and spice. Has a finesse that seems connected to its mineral-like earthy qualities, hints of limestone and schist come to mind.
P: The youth of this wine is obvious with a firmness from the tannins and acidity – yet everything about it is great – with a pinosity that reflects its origin and New World signature. The oak is not overbearing, but rather adds to the vibrant set of flavours and freshness. M+ acid, moderate weight, well made.