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2006 Valli Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard
- New Zealand
- South Island
- Central Otago
Community Tasting Notes 8
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
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.
thierrynz wrote: (91 points)
November 14, 2010 - Under screwcap, so it took several minutes for the fizz to go away. Fruit-driven nose with dark cherries, plums and pomegranate. Definitely in the darker end of the spectrum for a central otago pinot. There is more than just a fruit bomb here; some nice earthy notes, and developing secondary character. The oak is probably rather toasted but this adds to the complexity of the wine.
On palate, lovely rich fruit with great silkyness. It has more than just a sappy and rich front palate which is usually the case with central Otago pinot noir. There are some good tannins here and some spices and dried herbs. A very well balanced wine.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
September/October 2007, IWC Issue #134 (link)
(Valli Pinot Noir Bannackburn Vineyard Otago) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 8 (25%)
- Consumed 24 (75%)