Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022


One of the Greats!

Outstanding Cameron Douglas MS

"Bright garnet hue with aromas of plum, mulled spices, rosemary, peppercorn, and graphite. The intense perfume flows onto the palate with more baking spices, dried florals, cedar, and dark red fruit. This vintage of Gibbston Pinot Noir is harmonious and inviting with a suppleness that lends great drinkability at a young age. The extremely small harvest from this site makes the wine a real treasure! Drink now until 2031." Winery notes  

"A complex and enticing bouquet filled with scents of ripe red stone fruits and site, layers of spice and barrel smoke. The mineral earthy quality shows a seam of crumbled schist and stone then a fine lees complexity. Delicious, taut, dry and with a core of red stone fruits and raspberry along with some black currant reflect the bouquet adding depth and complexity. Lengthy balanced and well made with best drinking from 2026 through 2036." Rated Outstanding & 96/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2023

"The highly impressive, very graceful 2022 vintage was hand-harvested and matured for 11 months in French oak casks (30 per cent new). A top expression of the Gibbston sub-region, it is ripely scented and mouthfilling, with deep, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, complex, finely poised and lasting. Supple, savoury and full of youthful energy, it's well worth cellaring to 2027+." 5 Stars Michael Cooper, December 2023