Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
"Deep garnet hue with a fascinating array of aromas from mineral and floral to earthy/animal and baking spice/wild thyme. The fruit shines through on the palate with bright cherry, blackberry and mulberry complimented by a rich earthy vein. The savoury characteristics from a cool and exceptionally low cropping vintage are sensational when married with the classic Gibbston silky, fine tannins and electric acidity. Perhaps our most intriguing Pinot to date from this vineyard with vine age playing an important role in capturing a special vintage. This punchy young wine gives immediate gratification but it has all the hallmarks of a wine that is very worthy of cellaring and will show even more exciting features for many years to come."
Awards and Reviews
93/100 Points - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
95/100 Points - 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW
95/100 Points - 5 Stars - Gourmet Traveller Wine top 100
19/20 Points - 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
5 Stars - Michael Cooper
Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2019"
Named in the "Gourmet Traveller Wine Top 100"