FIVE STARS 97/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Richly fruited and delectably textured, this charismatic pinot offers both refinement and opulence, promising to evolve splendidly"
95/100 | Nick Stock
FIVE STARS 97/100 | Bob Campbell
FIVE STARS 19/20 | Raymond Chan
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
Superstar Central Pinot showcasing the natural generosity of Valli's Bendigo site. This is quite a big wine by Valli standards but nonetheless shows all the detail that winemaker Jen Parr is known for. Fresh acidity rounds out the finish. A powerful statement from this highly respected producer.
The winery writes "Deep garnet hue with bright fruit aromas o f blackberry, cherry, and mulberry with toasted almond, co ffee and cedar. Fresh summer berries on the palate with nutmeg, mushroom and earthy loam. A fresh and lively palate with fine tannins that build in the mouth with a long, vibrant finish. Bendigo in a cool season shows incredible energy with a power ful core. Bold and bright, this wine is intricately layered with chiseled beauty and incredible detail. Lively and inviting in its youth, this wine will also go the distance and is well worth cellaring!"
Sam Kim writes "This is flatteringly classy; the gloriously perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, spiced cherry, vanilla, cedar and dark mushroom characters, leading to a sumptuous palate that is silky and mouthfilling. Richly fruited and delectably textured, this charismatic pinot offers both refinement and opulence, promising to evolve splendidly. At its best: 2019 to 2027"