2015 Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir
Grant Taylor of Valli is one of the pioneers of Central Otago Pinot and with Valli takes this one step further making a number of single site Pinot Noir expressions from various sub-regions over Otago. They come from Bannockburn, Gibbston, Waitaki, Bendigo and Loburn and are all exceptional. The Bendigo wines however, farmed on the famed Zebra Vineyard, have been my highlights over the last few years. Muscular, dark, tightly wound but still poised and focused. The wines have that x-factor that the price demands.