2016 Gibbston Valley School House Pinot Noir

2016 Gibbston Valley School House Pinot Noir

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Gibbston Valley School House Pinot Noir
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A seriously rich Pinot from a single vineyard in Bengido, Central Otago. Gibbston Valley are some of the oldest hands in Central, and this offering from the warm subregion of Bendigo is in a dark and full-flavoured style, with abundant extraction of ripe fruit giving intensity on release and age-worthiness in cellar. No disappointment for lovers of this old school style.

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$61.99 in mixed 6+ or $68.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Gibbston Valley Winery is located less than half an hour’s drive north of Queenstown on the Kawarau River. Known as the “Valley of Vines” in an area planted extensively with vineyards and orchards and dotted with the remnants of original gold mining settlements. As one of the region’s founding wineries their focus is always on handcrafting premium wines and honouring the traditions that have made them a world-renowned destination, since releasing Central Otago's first commercial vintage in 1987. All their wine is unfined, unfiltered and sustainably produced.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Concentrated and reasonably creamy pinot noir with strong dark fruit, plum, berry and subtle floral flavours against a background of smoky oak. A ripe, tight wine with obvious cellaring potential 20/2/2018." Drink 2018 - 2025

94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"From a steep, high-elevation site in Bendigo, the 2016 School House Pinot Noir is less perfumed than the China Terrace bottling, but it still has some violet and tea aromas. The fruit is rich and dark, reminiscent of black cherries and blueberries, with an underpinning of savory earth. Give this medium to full-bodied, firmly structured wine a couple of years in the cellar." Drink 2020 - 2028

19.5-/20 Raymond Chan

"Full, dark, ruby-red colour with good depth and slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. This has a refined, tightly bound and concentrated core of aromatic dark-red cherry fruit lifted by dark-red and violet florals, entwined with subtle layers of dark herbs, with nuances of whole bunch stalk perfumes and spicy oak notes. The nose is beautifully refined and elegant in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich and lusciously ripe, fragrant and aromatic dark cherry and berry fruit along with violet florals. The fruit is complexed by subtle dark herb and whole bunch notes and some lifted, spicy oak. The tannin extraction is very fine, lending a velvety texture. The wine flows along a fine line to a sustained, aromatic finish. Serve with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 7-10+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 114, 115, 5, 6,667 and 777 from the 420 m ‘School House’ site, Bendigo, fermented with on average 50% whole bunches to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 28% new French oak. 19.5-/20 Oct 2017 RRP $65.00." Drink 2017 - 2027+

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2017 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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