Valli Bendigo Pinot Noir 2017
$69.00 inc. GST
Case of 6+ bottles: only $65.00/bottle!
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97/100 – Bob Campbell MW
95/100 – James Suckling
19.0/20 – Raymond Chan
5 stars – Michael Cooper
“This is wild, rugged pinot from the Bendigo terraces that delivers a deep wave of dark berry and black-cherry aromas and flavors. The shape and presence on the palate is bold. Exceptional quality here. Drink or hold. Screw cap.” – James Suckling
“The fruit has very good concentration and density and is underlined by plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction with balanced acidity. This has excellent linearity and carries with drive to a concentrated and sustained finish of black fruits, herbs and spices. This is a very concentrated and tightly bound black-fruited Pinot Noir with cherry, berry, plum and liquorice flavours and a firm, structured line.” – Raymond Chan
“The 2017 vintage is a rich, very ripe style of Pinot Noir. Matured in French oak casks (31 per cent new), it is a deeply coloured, powerful wine, with strong plum/spice flavours and a finely poised, well-rounded finish. Best drinking 2021+.” – Michael Cooper
“A delicious example of Bendigo pinot noir in an almost opulent style with plump, dark-fleshed plum, dark berries with floral and spice notes. A beautifully layered, powerful wine that’s accessible now but has a promising future.” – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: Deep garnet hue with bright fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, and mulberry with toasted almond, coffee and cedar. Fresh summer berries 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. Bendigo in a cool season shows incredible energy with a powerful core. Bold and bright, this wine is intricately layered with chiseled beauty and incredible detail. Lively and inviting in its youth, this wine will also go the distance and is well worth cellaring!
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Chinaman’s Terrace, Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand