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Akitu A1 2017 Pinot Noir Wine NZ 75cl

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Akitu A1 2017 Pinot Noir Wine from Central Otago, New Zealand delights.The dark juicy plum drives a generous entry to the palate and that spiced cherry adds great focus and length of flavour. Cinnamon and subtle anise characters are woven into the tactile structure of the wine. The tannin backbone compliments juicy acidity giving a velvety yet lively texture and a mouthwatering finish. Tension with restraint. 25% new French oak

This wine is a sleeper and those who can keep their hands off it in the short term should be well rewarded after 4 or so years in the Cellar - but full maturity in 6 to 10 years may just deliver greatness.

Will reward after 4 or so years in the Cellar but fully mature in 6 to 10 years.

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Pairs well with…

  • Black Pepper
  • Brie
  • Cured Meat
  • Fungi
  • Herbs
  • Red Meat
  • White Meat
"A richly scented bouquet of Pinot Noir with aromas of dark berries, wood spices, wild thyme and a core of savoury complexity. Plum and dark cherry, black currant and wild flowers, stony, rocky outcrop minerality. Youthful, tense, firm and focused textures on the palate with flavours that reflect the nose - dark berries then wood spices, some mild thyme and undergrowth moments. Youthful tannins and acid line. Lengthy finish, dry, well made, youthful. Best from 2021 through 2029." - Awarded 94 Points, Cameron Douglas

"Akitu's 2017 Pinot Noir A1 starts off with intoxicating scents of roses. dried spices and tea-like nuance. A blend of four clones (mainly Abel and 777, with smaller portions of 5 and 115), it offers rich, deep, plummy fruit on the medium to full-bodied palate yet remains silky and airy in feel, ending with hints of dried herbs on the long, elegant finish. The 40% whole clusters and 20% new French oak are both enjoyable components in this complex, appealing wine" - Awarded 93 Points, Joe Czerwinski
Grape: Pinot Noir
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Wine Brand Akitu
Country New Zealand
Volume (cl) 75
ABV (% vol) 14.3
Wine Style Full bodied
Closure Screw Cap
Gift boxed No
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