Valli Pinot Noir Bendigo Vineyard 2011 Central Otago 14%
N: Warmer, richer and more luscious cherry-like fruit flavours with raspberry and red apple skin suggestion. Then a big helping of oak. Separately and together they suggest a wine that is not yet ready to savour. Wild thyme, a core of ripe fruits and toasty oak suggestion with brown spice edges.
P: A delicious wine – very generous with its fruit and oak flavours; the tannins pull my attention back to the fact that this is a young wine with 3+ years required to integrate and bring a different balance. The flavours last and last – a very fine Pinot Noir
5 Stars (92 Points)