Gibbston Valley Glenlee Pinot Noir 2016
52,20 CHF - 53,20 CHF
70,94 CHF pro Liter
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The beauty of Gibbston threads through this wine. From its delightful bouquet to its wistful lingering thread of tannin, it embodies the site and region. Wild herbs and buoyant red fruit aromatics lead into a long, delicate palate and an elegant, gently sappy finish. Glenlee vineyard is situated on a band of glacial outwash and river gravels fans out through the highest eastern corner of this northfacing site. The fruit combines fragrance with concentration and structure.
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Gibbston Valley Glenlee Pinot Noir 2016
Decanter (Rebecca Gibb MW): 95/100. Hailing from a close-planted vineyard (in New Zealand terms, that is) at 6,000 vines per hectare, this has an intriguing nose of orange peel and rhubarb mixed with red cherries. Finely scented, elegant and incredibly smooth, this is a pure expression with minimal intervention in the winery. It displays a high level of concentration yet remains delicate, with oak playing an unobtrusive supporting role. Vivacious acidity on the finish provides the brightness and line that I so like in wines from the Gibbston area. ... Drinking Window 2018 - 2030
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93/100. From a close-planted vineyard originally developed by Gary Andrus (Archery Summit), the 2016 Glenlee Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied, silky, supple, dare-I-say delicate wine. Tea, floral and spice notes give the bouquet an almost potpourri-like quality, while there's sufficient cherry fruit to support all those nuances and a long, lingering finish.
Bob Campbell MW: 96/100 & #3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016. Exceptional pinot. From the Glenlee vineyard in Gibbston. The wine reveals its cool climate origin with aromatic fresh herb flavours adding extra complexity to floral, cherry and spice flavours. Dense, elegant and supple wine with energy and character. Delicately aromatic pinot that gives a nod in the direction of Burgundy. Worth decanting.
Raymond Chan: 19+/20 (5 stars). This is a sweet, rich and plush Pinot Noir with dark berry fruit, subtle herb detail and spicy oak elements on a soft-textured palate with a degree of opulence.
The beauty of Gibbston threads through this wine. From its delightful fragrance to its wistful lingering thread of tannin, it embodies the site and region. Wild herbs, spices and boyant red fruit aromatics lead into a palate of shimmering, svelte beauty.
Aromas and flavours:
Type: Red wine
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Food match: Lamb fillet tartar, spring onion, mint, leek
Alcohol: 14% vol
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulphites
Vineyard: Glenlee vinayard, Central Otago, New Zealand. The Glenlee vineyard was planted by Gary Andrus in 2002 to a high density configuration (6,000 vines per hectare). A band of glacial outwash and river gravels fans out through the highest eastern corner of this northfacing site. Here, free draining soil ensures vines are balanced with open canopies, lignified stems and ripe fruit. Glenlee Pinot Noir is drawn exclusively from these vines. The fruit combines fragrance with concentration and structure.
Winemaking: Picked in the third week of April, the fruit was notably even with excellent flavour development. The fruit was divided into three fermenters, each with a different proportion of whole cluster (40%, 20%, 0%). Handling in the fermenter was very gentle, with punch downs limited to one per day during active fermentation. After the indigenous fermentation, the wine was pressed and sent to barrel for maturation and natural MLF. After 11 months in French oak, 26% new, the wine was racked into tank and bottled with no fining or cold stabilising.
Cellaring potential: 2026
Produced and bottled by: Gibbston Valley Wines , 1820 Gibbston Highway, RD1, Queenstown, Central Otago 9371, New Zealand