Red

2006 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Otago
  • Central Otago
Drink between 2011 - 2014 (Edit)
CT89.5 10 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • kosmik Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 16, 2016 - 89+
    La dernière. Encore beaucoup de fruits et de fraîcheur. Tanins assouplis mais encore présents. Belle présence. Définitivement Nouveau-Monde.

  • fingers Likes this wine: (89 points)

    February 13, 2013 - Uncrewed to slow-O overnight. Notes from following day. Color is a dark brick red, about 50% saturated with quick and clear legs. Profound aroma of dark toasted oak, prune, cherry, plum, and a bounty of dirt and earth. Soft attack with grippy tannins and a wide swath of flavor across the palate. Average acidity, big umami factor and although it's warm, it is not hot on the abv. Long, smoky finish. 4+12+16+7 = 89

  • fllinc wrote: (90 points)

    April 6, 2012 - Good nose. Great taste of dark fruits, cherries and spice. Better than the first bottle, seems to still have a few good years ahead.

    Decante at least 30 minutes.

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  • kosmik wrote: (89 points)

    January 29, 2012 - Pas de notes détaillées. Projection 5/10, fruits confits, touche végétale élégante, boisé, invitant mais manque de fraîcheur. Le nez a évolué toute la soirée par ailleurs, initialement austère, il s'est ouvert graduellement en devenant de plus en plus charmeur, dévoilant des épices douces, et gagnant en complexité au fur et à mesure.
    Bouche : ample, sec, acidité modérée, tanins plutôt souples et de grain moyen, persistance moyenne+, rétro fruitée, boisée, végétale, épicée.
    Conclusion : bel ensemble. Un peu plus de fraîcheur pour le faire vibrer aurait été bienvenu. Tout de même excellent.

  • fllinc wrote:

    October 22, 2011 - Was ready to be drank. Better after 30 minutes of decantation. Perfect for sweet and sour meal (general tao chicken).

    Not as persistent as I was expecting.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2007, IWC Issue #134 (link)

    (Valli Pinot Noir Bannackburn Vineyard Otago) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Valli
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bannockburn Vineyard
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Otago
  • Appellation Central Otago

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  • In Cellars 9 (26%)
  • Consumed 26 (74%)

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