Powerful Pinot Noir bouquet with intense ripe red fruits of black cherry and plum, violet and rose hip moments then focused and intentional layer of oak with spice, toast and lift; complex and alluring overall. On the palate - youthful, tense, firm, dry and 100% Pinot Noir, a warmth and richness with ripe red fruit and mineral oak combinations are revealed; plenty of tannin and acidity add textures and length. Lovely example of warmth and intensity in a very youthful frame. Decant for service or cellar through 2025.
Valli Pinot Noir 2014 Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago
Intense bouquet of ripe red fruits laced with sweet floral tones, dried herbs, vanilla spikes with moderate oak tones and light fruity perfumes creating a synergy and complexity. On the palate - lush, fruity, fresh and dry - flavours of plum and cherry fruits with fine tannins and plenty of acidity, as the wine opens-up complexity and charm begins to build leading to a tense firm finish. Decant for service or cellar through 2020.
Valli Pinot Noir 2014 Bendigo Vineyard Central Otago
Generous almost lush bouquet of ripe red berry fruits - suggesting blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry; undergrowth and dried herb moments add complexity as well as allure; a youthful mineral/flint/rock haunt add depth and complexity. On the palate - wow! this is a fine wine indeed with layers of fine tannin and firm acidity backed by ripe light red fruit flavours, poise and tension plus mineral and fine oak moments leading to a lengthy fine finish. A wine to savour and enjoy. Decant for service or cellar through 2028.
Valli Pinot Noir 2014 Waitaki Vineyard North Otago
Intense, pure, crisp and specific bouquet of cranberry and red cherry fruit aromas, cool climate purity with new and not so new oak layers; moderately complex. On the palate - youthful, tense, pure and dry; plenty of ripe red berry fruit flavours coat the palate with fine tannins and plenty of acidity; mix of oak flavours and synergy leading to a lengthy finish. Great example from a region with a huge future. Decant for service or cellar through 2020
Smoky, toasty, organic and new with aromas of ripe dark cherry fruits laced with dried raspberry and plum, dried flowers and dried herb, smoky oak and baking spice layers - quite complex. On the palate - delicious, fresh, oranaic and pure with wild or natural ferment layers, spice, ripe red fruit flavours and a haunting synergy. Firm youthful tannins with a chalky texture, medium+ acidity and lengthy pure finish. Decant for service or cellar through 2020.