Akitu A2 2016 Pinot Noir Wine NZ 75cl
The IWC Gold 2018 award winning Akitu A2 2016 Pinot Noir Wine from Central Otago, New Zealand delights. With spiced cherry primary fruit and dusty dried herb aromas build gently on the nose. The subtle aromatics in time give way to dark plum fruit characters with a background of brown spices and leafy complexity. Considerable depth and dimension is revealed that belies the intensity of bouquet. Brooding aromatics driven by a precise fruit focus.
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.Read more...
Pairs well with…
- White Meat
"It is sweetly expressed on the nose showing dark cherry, plum, cake spice, toasted almond and dark mushroom characters. The palate is beautifully rounded and supple, and delivers lovely fruit weight and silky texture, elegantly framed by polished tannins. Youthful yet immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2020. 96pts.”
Silver Medallist - Decanter Wine Awards 2018
Generous and succulent with a supple tannin texture, the palate has a silky flow with juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence. Brightness and approachability are the driving force of this wine, however a hint of complexity we have come to expect from this vineyard adds a layer of real and intriguing character to the fruit depth.
|ABV (% vol)||14.3|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Red Wine Expression||Cherry, Dark Fruits, Elegant, Fruity, Juicy, Smooth|