Akarua Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 26-Jul-2018
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with purple hues, a little lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly presented with a fine core of ripe dark-red cherry and plum fruit along with nuances of spice, dark herbs and a little toasty oak. The aromatics harmoniously unfold detail and layers of interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a finely proportioned palate with an elegant heart of ripe dark cherry, berry and plum fruit, with harmoniously integrated flavours of Middle Eastern spices, dark herbs and a little toasty oak. The fruit richness is balanced by lacy acidity and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, and the wine carries to a long lingering spicy finish. This is a finely proportioned Pinot Noir with dark cherry, berry and plum fruit along with spice and toasty oak detail on a fine-structured palate. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5+ years. 60% clones 5, 6, 13, 115 from the home ‘Cairnmuir’ vineyard and 40% clones 5, 777, 667, 115 and 113 from the company’s ‘Felton Road’ vineyard, vines 21 y.o., fully destemmed and fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 29% French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Jul 2018 RRP $42.00

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