THE BEST VALUE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT IN THE NEW ZEALAND MARKET TODAY
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit : "Outstanding value"
Crafted by one of Central Otago's very finest and most awarded and respected producers* and vinted to sell under their own famous label in the $30 bracket, this is the third and undoubtedly the best Pinot Noir we have released under our Big Villa RESERVE label. Produced from a range of vineyards across the region this is generously proportioned Pinot Noir with mouthfilling dark cherry flavours and pillow-soft tannins. In our view it is clearly the best value Central Otago Pinot Noir in the New Zealand market today and the best of the Big Villa Reserve Pinots that we have released to date.
*Big Villa Reserve is an Advintage brand. To protect their brand integrity, we are unable to divulge the name of the winery who produced this wine.
This is a big, generous Pinot Noir. Look for classic Central Otago flavours of dark spicy cherry with plush mouthfeel, creamy acidity and gentle tannin structure. Already harmonious and soft on the palate this wine has been vinted to be enjoyed in its youth but has the presence and structure to develop over the next 5 years.
Sam Kim writes "93/100 Beautifully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, raspberry, almond, olive and floral aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is wonderfully weighted and rounded. The wine offers fabulous fruit purity together with seductive savoury nuances, superbly framed by fine, polished tannins. An instantly likable pinot offering outstanding value. "