2011 Valli "Gibbston Vineyard" Pinot Noir Central Otago SKU #1199594

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"Top Ten Best NZ Pinot Noir" in the Wall St. Journal.

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  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    Of the four Valli Pinots I tasted i think I prefer the 2011 to any of the 2012's most likely due simply to the extra year of age. All four of these fantastic Pinot Noir bottlings are simply delicious and will only improve with time although the Gibston vineyard seemed the most complete and ready to drink at this stage. This is bright and floral with plenty of rich red fruit flavors and a wonderful acid tension that keeps this substantial wine fresh and balanced. Just a lovely bottle.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    Winemaker Grant Taylor is a legend in Gibbston Valley and this wine shows why. He has skilfully and subtly crafted this wine to show the nuances of this very tricky terroir. The nose shows lifted ripe red fruits, bramble fruit and dried herbs. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with silky tannins and a lovely balance of savory spice and earthy meaty aromas to balance the brightness of the clean red fruits. The spicebox notes expand with air and the wine takes on some lovely sandalwood tones. Pure and polished, a lovely reflection on Gibbston Pinot Noir. 900 case total production. 13.0% ABV.
    Drink from 2015 to 2022


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