Akitu Black Label A1 Pinot Noir 2015

$59.90 inc. GST

“Estate-grown at Wanaka, this bright, ruby-hued red was matured for 10 months in oak barrels (25% new.) Fresh, savoury and supple, it has generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity. Finely textured and youthful, it’s well worth cellaring” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: Light, even ruby-red colour with slight garnet-purple hues, lighter on the rim. This has a softly concentrated and well-packed nose with aromas of savoury dark-red berry and black cherry fruit melded with dark herbs and notes of earth and black minerals, unveiling subtle and harmonious oak and whole bunch stalk detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a well-concentrated core of sweet dark-red and black berried fruit intermixed with dark herb and subtle whole bunch stalk elements, along with black mineral nuances. The extraction provides balanced, fine-gained tannins and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh, balancing, lacy acidity. This has a good line, leading to a lush, lively finish od red and black fruits and subtle herb notes. This is a moderately concentrated, sweet, dark-fruited Pinot Noir with moderately extracted, supple tannins and fresh acidity. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years 70% Abel clone and 30% clone 5, the fruit fermented with 26% whole bunches to 13.81% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 22% new French oak. Only 230 cases made.

Michael Cooper – 4 1/2 stars
Raymond Chan – 4 stars

Alcohol Volume: 14%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

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