Akitu A2 Pinot Noir 2019

$49.90 inc. GST

94/100 – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak
94/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
92/100 – James Suckling

“Delicately-scented pinot noir with floral, violet, red rose, spice, anise, thyme, cherry and subtle spicy oak. Fine tannins form a gently peppery backbone and extend the already lengthy finish. An intriguing wine with supple and seductive texture. – Bob Campbell MW

“This has a vibrant nose of raspberries, wild blueberries, rose hips, crushed stones, white pepper and bark. Some lemon zest and cloves, too. It’s medium-bodied with precise, powdery tannins and bright acidity. Mineral and focused. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

“A bouquet loaded with personality and pinosity. Aromas of minerality and dried herb then a core of red berry fruits from red currant to wild raspberry then cherry and red apple. Layers of older wood add complexity and depth. Taut, salivating, fruity and dry on the palate. Firm tannins and acidity are abundant, adding in texture and mouthfeel as well as foundation. Fruit flavours reflect the bouquet. A youthful and engaging wine with energy, charm reflecting place and time. Best drinking from 2023 through 2030.” – Cameron Douglas MS

Tasting Note: Dark garnet with a crimson glow, it’s almost opaque at the centre of the glass. The aroma opens with spicy dark cherry and a hint of fresh cinnamon over thyme and a wonderful waft of liquorice.  There is a lift of whole bunchy graphite on the nose with depth coming from dark rose petal and a hint of violets. Excellent depth and complexity while showing opulent fruit density. Rich and generous dark cherry fruit entry opening to an expansive and plush texture with layers of spice and subtle earthy notes.  The tannin is enveloped in a silk cushion of fruit fullness and reassuring weight. This wine finishes with a fine beam of acidity which brings freshness and vibrance as well as an almost infinite length – true to brief; generous and rewarding. Cellaring – Up to five years, perhaps more but it’s unlikely to survive unopened! Food – Would go perfectly with Peking duck pancakes.

Alcohol: 14.2%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand

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