Akitu White Label A2 Pinot Noir 2016

$39.90 inc. GST

18.0/20 – Raymond Chan
4 stars – Bob Campbell
Gold Medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

“Moderately deep, light ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is softly fresh with bright and elegantly expressed aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit unfolding vibrant dark-red floral notes along with fresh herbs and subtle whole bunch stalk elements. This is even and with good depth and intensity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has bright and elegantly concentrated flavours of dark-red cherry fruit with lifted red florals and subtle fresh herb and stalk notes. The fruit is supported by fine powdery tannin extraction with soft, lacy acidity. The fruit sweetness is enlivened by the acidity and the wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish. This is an elegant, finely concentrated Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry fruit, with floral and herb notes, on a refreshing palate.” – Raymond Chan

Tasting Note: Moderate garnet with a mauve edge. Medium intensity plum fruit with subtle cinnamon spice lift defines the nose. The concentration of the primary fruit aromatics builds giving dimension. There is a background nuance of licorice and lavender florals, which elegantly fold into a gentle gamey bouquet. 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.

Alcohol: 14.3%

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

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