Akitu ‘A2’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 23-Sep-2015
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full, powerful and well-concentrated with aromas of black cherry and berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dark herbs, spices, liquorice and subtle stalk and minerally whole bunch complexities. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with flavours of black cherries and dark red berry fruits, along with nuances of thyme herbs, whole bunch stalk elements and black minerals, with hints of reductive complexities. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and soft acidity, and the wine follows a smooth-textured line that carries the flavours to a long. lingering finish of black cherry fruit and minerals. This is an elegantly concentrated, black cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle whole cluster stalk and herbal complexities, and a smooth, finely structured mouthfeel. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years. A blend of 36% ‘Block F’ (clones 5, 115 and 667), 28% clone 5, 20% Abel and 16% 115, fermented with 20% whole bunches to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 5% new French oak. 18.5/20 Sep 2015 RRP $29.99

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