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Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Big, 'masculine' style with dark beetroot aromas and intensely flavoured, well-balanced palate. Good example of the variety.
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WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Generous red, deeply coloured and mouthfilling, with rich, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent structure and complexity. One judge rated it five stars.
Winestate 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Toasty barrel ferment characters dominate the nose and berry fruits and bacon fat oak fill the mouth.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The power-packed 2002 vintage is deeply coloured and sturdy, bold and ripe, with a rich array of cherry, spice and nut flavours and a lasting finish. French oak-aged for a year, the lighter but still full-bodied 2003 is a scented and stylish Central Otago wine, highly attractive in its youth, with very good depth of ripe-cherry, herb and spice flavours, nutty oak and moderately firm tannins. It should age well; open 2006+.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The power-packed 2002 vintage was grown in the same vineyard as Valii's splendid Bald Hills Pinot Noir 2001 . French oak-aged for 10 months, it is much more tannic than its Gibbston Vineyard stablemate from 2002 (see below). Deeply coloured and sturdy, it is bold and ripe, with a rich array of cherry, spice and nut flavours and a lasting finish. It's a seriously structured wine for cellaring; open 2005+.
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