AKARUA PINOT NOIR 2016

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Gold Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018

Winery notes (2016 vintage)
"Lifted violet aromas mingle with sweet spiced chocolate. The palate is finely balanced with red and black fruits, spices and an underlying earthiness. Finely textured tannins lead to a persistent and elegant finish."
Yvonne Lorkin, September 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Crafted from fruit sourced from their Felton Road and Cairnmuir vineyards, after all the medals this wine has hauled in, it deserves to be given ‘national treasure’ status surely. Clove, mace, baked cherry, anise and buckets of bouncy, plush acidity and cuddly, furry tannins make this a ‘must try before you die’ wine. It’s darn delicious."
Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"There's a bright pink glow to the deep ruby hue. The bouquet is hauntingly smoky and savoury with hints of black cherry and thyme, and the palate offers up amazing vinosity / fruit sweetness – the fruit seems almost luscious yet the wine is fresh. It’s smooth, silky and seamless as it flows across the palate with underlying woody savouriness, touches of vanilla, musk and anise and a flourish of cake spice. A pinot of succulence and mouthfilling satisfaction. Bannockburn fruit."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"A lovely young red that is enticingly perfumed. Ruby hued, it is mouthfilling (14% alc/vol) and sweet-fruited, with vibrant, cherryish, plummy, spicy flavours, integrated oak and velvety tannins."
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Full, even, ruby-red colour with slight purple tints on the edge. The nose is very elegant in proportion with refined and concentrated, fragrant aromas of dark-red cherry nd berry fruit with plum nuances, and hints of liquorice with a layering of spicy oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has elegantly rich and concentrated flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with plums, notes of liquorice and spicy oak. The fruit has good depth and intensity, with fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction in support with integrated, balanced acidity. The palate flows smoothly along a refined line, leading to an elegant, sustained finish of cherries, liquorice and spices. This is a beautifully elegant, refined Pinot Noir with intense cherry and berry fruit with herb, liquorice and spicy oak interest on a fine-grained palate. Match with poultry and pork, and with Asian or Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 6-7+ years. Fruit from the ‘Cairnmuir’ and ‘Felton Road’ blocks, vines 20 y.o., fully destemmed and fermented to 14.0%alc., the wine aged 10 months in 27% new French oak barriques."


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