Akarua Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 19-Dec-2015
Clone 10/5, 115 and mixed clones from the ‘Akarua’ estate, given 5 days pre-ferment maceration and fermented with 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barriques. Full, dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. This has a full, harmoniously interwoven bouquet of rich, ripe dark-red and black berried fruits, dried thyme herbs, and lifted black and violet florals, revealing a little oak spice and shine. The aromatic array and detail grows in volume with aeration and seems complete. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is rich and succulent, expressed with plushness, showing ripe black and drk-red berry fruits with oft notes of plums, entwined with thyme herbs and florals. The mouthfeel is very fine-featured, the fruit sweetness balanced by fine-grained tannin extraction and integrated acidity. The flavours flow seamlessly along a detailed and layered, complete finish. This is a beautifully rich and succulent, ripe, dark-fruited Pinot Noir with an array of flavour detail and a harmonious, fine-grained, complete mouthfeel. Match with pork, lamb and beef over the next 5-6+ years. 19.0+/20 Dec 2015 RRP $42.00

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