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2013 Valli Riesling Old Vine

Central Otago more

5/24/2015 - LindsayM Likes this wine: 92 points

An elegant refined Riesling , medium intensity nose enhanced by full balanced palate and long finish

Colour Bright, pale straw colour with green hues, pale on rim.
Nose elegant balanced with in proportion with jasmine fresh subtle lime and citrus
Palate Rich, floral wet stone and minerals the mouthfeel is smooth and seamless, The flavours flow to a very long, sustained finish.
Overall Like to like here , unfortunately only one bottle left
C 15/15 N 26/30 P 41/44 O 10/11

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2013 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Central Otago more

4/8/2015 - evanqian wrote: 91 points

Taste Magazine Apr/15 (Taste Magazine, Auckland City): m+ depth ruby. nose shows dark berries, spicy herbals, violet perfume. good density, sweet savoury, m+ acidity, fine grained tannins. medium finish.

as Valli gibbston valley vineyard impressed me by its super intensity and power, this one is surprisingly moderate, showing elegance side and nicely balanced.

Alc 13.8%, TA 8.1 g/L, pH 3.35. RC 19.0-

Ap: 5/5; Ar: 12/15; Palate: 17/20; overall: 4+3/10
TOTAL: 91+/100

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2008 Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley

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3/21/2015 - Bamo Likes this wine: 99 points

The wine looks light brown colored. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is medium. Fantastic wine - was well worth the wait!

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

2/15/2015 - JonnyG Likes this wine: 90 points

A nice fruit forward Pinot with decent acidity. I like more grip, but this went down easily so no complaints.

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2011 Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley

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1/29/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine: 90 points

young vines, no doubt, but some pretty perfume nonetheless. I look forward to further vintages

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2013 Valli Pinot Noir Bendigo Vineyard

Central Otago Bendigo more

1/29/2015 - EmDubyah Likes this wine: 94 points

A real surprise package. Normally my least favoured of the sub regions, this was showing really plush fruit and cherry cola with enough savoury dried herbs to keep it interesting. Allied with decent acidity and plenty of fine fine tannin, I found myself loving the whole.

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2009 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

1/27/2015 - Richard Jennings wrote: 93 points

Dark ruby color; very aromatic, unusual, savory, black cherry, beets, baked plum nose; tight, tart raspberry syrup, saline, mineral, tart baked plum palate with medium acidity; could use 2-3 years; medium-plus finish

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

12/25/2014 - LesPaul Likes this wine: 92 points

Wow! This wine has it all - balanced, but with its own point of view. Ready to go in December '14, but you could imagine its filling out a little with time, moving toward a rounder, more pillowy texture from the comparatively lean vibe of today. Darker fruits, peppery spice, emphasis on acid - all nicely layered, never too much. A great Pinot.

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2011 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

12/23/2014 - Goldstone Likes this wine: 89 points

Central Otago Visit; 12/20/2014-1/1/2015 (Queenstown and surrounds, Central Otago, New Zealand): Just-transparent black plum colour. Nose is milk coffee and dark red plum, new but unobtrusive oak, nice spiciness. Palate is fresh, vibrant, pronounced cola tingle in the mouthfeel and cherry cola in taste, quite tannic....very tingly and cola-ish...distractingly so. Good resonance and reverberance in the head on the finish. Just needs another year or two for the gawky cola-ness to blow off and for the tannin to integrate. Today it is just too long and even another 24 hours didn't significantly mprove the remaining half of the bottle. I want to like this more.

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2008 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Central Otago more

12/22/2014 - Grill Factor Likes this wine: 92 points

Still young, this is an interesting wine that I think will improve over the next 3 to 5 years. The wine showed quite a bit of evolution over a 2 hour period, starting out quite tannic but evolving with air to savoury cloves with red fruits and a really impressive delicate mouthfeel. As it opens up it becomes darker and more intense. Impressive and interesting.

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2008 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

12/11/2014 - LindsayM Likes this wine: 90 points

no change since the last bottle reviewed ,didn't have quite the same intensity on the nose , but still a very elegant balanced wine

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Central Otago more

11/30/2014 - Jeremy Holmes wrote: NR

Inviting nose of red berries, spice, beetroot and earth. Plush and velvety in the mouth with lovely fruit tempered by the wine's savoury elements. Good poise, balance and length of flavour.

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2010 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Central Otago more

10/31/2014 - Pinotphile123 wrote: 91 points

Opened up a bit from last tasting and drinking well.

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2008 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

10/31/2014 - LindsayM Likes this wine: 93 points

Good colour , slight browning on edge in keeping with age good clarity 15/15
Nose of red/dark cherry, mushroom , dried herbs and rose perfume excellent balance 30/30
Palate dark cherry, chocolate, spice, raspberry, game, forest floor, mocha oak. Great length and everything well balanced. Just a joy to drink 38/44
Overall drinking beautifully at the moment 10/11

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley

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10/22/2014 - thunberg wrote: 88 points

@BraVin sortimentsprovning, Stockholm

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

10/22/2014 - thunberg wrote: 90 points

@BraVin sortimentsprovning, Stockholm

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley

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10/6/2014 - chatters wrote: NR

Pinot-palooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): smoky stalks, red berries, almost leather notes. Ash. Tart ,acidic, tight tannins…nothing redeeming for me.

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Bendigo Vineyard

Central Otago Bendigo more

10/6/2014 - chatters wrote: NR

Pinot-palooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): confected red berry, slight sweet spice In the mouth the wine has juicy red fruit but it's all a big bland

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Central Otago more

10/6/2014 - chatters wrote: NR

Pinot-palooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): Aromas of compote red cherry; quite concentrated, slight cream and vanilla notes, sweet spice. In the mouth the wine is juicy, red berry and cherry flavours, cream, slight vanilla, plentiful tannins. Hmm

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

10/6/2014 - chatters wrote: NR

Pinot-palooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): aromas of toast, red and black berry with touches of cherry fruit, spice. In the mouth the wine has tight, woody tannins and spice over red and blackberry fruit.

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Valley

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10/8/2014 - EmDubyah Likes this wine: 93 points

dark ruby really good extraction, red and black cherry, some whole bunch sappiness, graphite and pencil shavings, a touch of mint. Perfume. Dried herbs as a savoury back note. Lovely briary red fruit, maraschino cherry balanced by acidity and a little super fine tannin. Adds up to a very pleasant PN drinking beautifully now, and could improve a little over a year or two, if not for the long term

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2010 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Central Otago more

9/8/2014 - MJINZ wrote: 90 points

Excellent

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

8/21/2014 - evanqian wrote: 94 points

NZ's Finest Pinot Noir Collection (Fine Wine Delivery, Mt Wellington, Auckland): I believe this could be a 'Wow' wine for many people. dark garnet, strong dark fruits nose, violet, intense cherry and plum, good density and weight, powerful, tannic but velvety, complex, multiple layers, long lingering finish with herbal, mint and floral hints. balanced on very high altitude, amazing!

Alc 13.0%, TA 8.9 gL

JS 93, BC 93, SK 97, RC 19.0, criticized by Geoff Kelly about excessive reduction (16.5/20), using "reduced sulphurs" is not just fun to 'add another layer', that means probably unpleasant smell 10 years later, especially under screw cap. whatever, only time can judge.

Ap: 4/5; Ar: 14/15; Palate: 17/20; overall: 5+4/10
TOTAL: 94+/100 ??

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2012 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

8/24/2014 - LindsayM Likes this wine: 96 points

wow! can't say much more than the winemakers comments - Brilliant

Notes from the Wine maker
“Dark violet. Deep, dark toasty notes, toffee, violets, red berry fruit, and mint; there is so much going on in the nose, with a touch of reduction adding another layer of complexity and mystery. Broad as well as long, the fruit weight and flavours are mouth filling with acid, tannin and flavour in balance. This wine is seamless on the palate. My favourite of our 2012 Pinot Noirs" Grant Taylor

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2006 Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard

Central Otago more

8/16/2014 - pkatz wrote: 88 points

Fully mature, perhaps should have had sooner.

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