Akitu ‘A1’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 21-Dec-2017
Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose has very good depth of ripe dark-red cherry and berry fruit with suggestions of plums and liquorice and subtle dark herb elements, unfolding red florals and spices. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and lusciously vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red cherry fruit with plums and liquorice, lifted florals and hints of herbs. The fruit forms an elegantly concentrated core with fine-grained tannin structure and integrated acidity, the palate showing drive and linearity. The wine has excellent vitality and carries to a long and sustained finish. This is a rich and elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with dark cherry fruit with florals and subtle herb notes on a fine-textured palate with drive and line. Match with poultry, pork, beef and lamb dishes over the next 6-7 years. 68% Abel clone, 16% 5, and 16% 777, fermented with 40% whole bunches and the remainder as whole berries to 14.3% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 40% new French oak. 730 dozen made. 18.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $59.90

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