Akitu ‘A1’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 25-Mar-2016
Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on edge. This has a full, voluminous nose with stylishly restrained aromas of ripe black berry and cherry fruit and dark red plums, along with lifted violet florals and nuances of esters and complexing thyme herb, mineral and nutty oak elements. The aromatics ate harmoniously balanced and integrated. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full and deeply concentrated with a core of ripe black berry and cherry fruit, with black plum flavours. Subtle layers of herbs and florals gently unfold. The mouthfeel is integrated with the sweet and lively fruit balanced by fine-grained tannins and excellent acid poise and tension. The wine has cut and energy and is carried to a well-proportioned, very long, lingering finish of cherries, plums and herbs. This is a finely concentrated, sweetly ripe, black-fruited Pinot Noir with refined structure and vibrancy. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. Approx. 75% Abel clone, 15% clone 5, 8% 115 and 2% 667, fermented with 20% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 18% new French oak. 18.5/20 May 2015 RRP $47.50

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