|New Zealand||2019||Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard, Valli Wines||BT||3 \ 0||36||395.00||12||36||43.888889333333||95.00||95.00||Pinot Noir Bannockburn Vineyard, Valli||0.75||10|
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This delivers generous, ripe red-cherry and berry aromas with berry pastry, bergamot, fresh herbs and some nicely dialed-in oak spice. The palate has swirling, fleshy cherry and peach flavors, carried in nicely pitched tannins and delivered into a fresh, juicy and open-knit finish. Seamless. Drink now. Screw cap.
Sweeter smelling than either the Gibbston or Waitaki bottlings—think scents of caramelized brown sugar backed by ripe black cherries—the 2019 Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir is a round, velvety example of Pinot. Medium to full-bodied, with ample concentration, richly textural tannins and a long, plush finish, it's already approachable and should drink well for at least another 5-7 years.