AKARUA RUA PINOT NOIR 2016

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The 2015 vintage of Akarua Rua Pinot Noir picked up multiple Gold Medals at wine shows across the globe including Gold at the prestigious Decanter Wine Awards. Always one of our biggest selling and much loved wines the 2016 sees the good form continue. The wine making team at Akarua have been well recognised for the ability to make incredible Pinot Noir and at this price point you would do well to find a better Pinot Noir. Reliable and just plain delicious!
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"This Central Otago Pinot Noir is generous with layers of sweet, ripe, red berries, subtle savoury characters and a touch of spice. Soft, supple tannins flow gently across the palate. These are balanced by the wines acidity, leading to a long fruit driven finish."
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, December 2016 (2016 Vintage)
"Ripe, fresh, very fruity core with sweet raspberry and cherry, a hint of cola, rose and crushed rock, some new then seasoned oak suggestions. Juicy, fresh, crisp and dry; a lovely core of fruit, not too intense showing off vibrant red fruit, oak spice and texture – all leading to a lengthy and charming finish."
Yvonne Lorkin, May 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​Hugely spicy on the nose and palate, this shiny new southern star is heaving with hedgerow fruits, ripe cherry and berry notes, layers of leaf litter and sweet, succulent raspberry tea flavours.  Soft, sandy tannins add extra complexity."
4 Stars & 17.0+/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full and up-front with aromas of ripe, dark-red cherry and raspberries along with harmoniously integrated notes of dark herbs and red florals. Medium-full bodied the palate is even in expression with gentle, mouthfilling flavours of dark-red cherries and raspberries with subtle notes of plums. Notes of dark herbs, earth and liquorice show, unfolding red florals. The fruit is underlined by supple, balanced tannin extraction with integrated acidity. The flavours carry smoothly to a lingering finish of dark red fruits with herb and earth suggestions. This is a harmoniously balanced, up-front Pinot Noir with dark cherry and raspberry fruit and subtle herb notes on a supple, light-textured palate. Serve with pasta, poultry and pork dishes over the next 3+ years. Central Otago fruit fully destemmed and fermented partially with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc. the wine aged 6 months in 10% new French oak."


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