94 Points– James Suckling
“Aromas of violet flowers, spiced plums and blueberries with background, spiced wood, leading to a palate that has a very fleshy, succulent and zesty core of ripe dark cherries, fine tannin and a plush, supple finish. Drink now. Screw cap.” – James Suckling
 

93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The fullest-bodied Valli Pinot (from the warmest subregion), the 2018 Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir boasts ebullient black cherry and blackberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with hints of cocoa, clove and a bit of dusty-rose character, it’s big but not lacking elegance or complexity, finishing with silky tannins and admirable length.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

93 Points – Bob Campbell MW
19.5 – Joelle Thomson
5 stars – Michael Cooper

Considered the "Central Otago Guru" of winemaking, Grant Taylor is an exceptionally talented and meticulous winemaker. The Valli range of wines are truly superb!
"Deep garnet hue with bright fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, and plum with toasted almond, coffee, and cedar. Fresh berry and cherry 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. This vintage shows noteworthy freshness and refinement for Bendigo in a warm growing season. Bold and bright, this wine is intricately layered with a sturdy structure and incredible detail. Lively and inviting in its youth, this wine will also go the distance and is worthy of cellaring for 10+ years."

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Central Otago

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light Elegant Reds

Winemaker:

Jen Parr, Grant Taylor

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13%

Fruit:

⚫⚫⚫⚫

Body:

⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪

Sweetness:

⚪  

Acidity:

⚫⚫

Food Match:

Pork, Lamb, Cassroles

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