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AKARUA PINOT NOIR 2017

5 Stars Raymond Chan
Value Pick
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$43.99 $35.99 elsewhere $43.99

Regions : Central Otago

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"A riot of freshly-picked berry perfume – blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, with freshly ground nutmeg and wild rose petals. The palate structure is lithe; the acids are juicy yet taut, and the fine supple tannins lengthen the mineral-led finish. The fruit spectrum finishes darker and more brambly with rich notes of bitter chocolate, fresh coffee and cigar smoke."


5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, July 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Dark, deep ruby-red colour with purple hues, a little lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly presented with a fine core of ripe dark-red cherry and plum fruit along with nuances of spice, dark herbs and a little toasty oak. The aromatics harmoniously unfold detail and layers of interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a finely proportioned palate with an elegant heart of ripe dark cherry, berry and plum fruit, with harmoniously integrated flavours of Middle Eastern spices, dark herbs and a little toasty oak. The fruit richness is balanced by lacy acidity and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, and the wine carries to a long lingering spicy finish. This is a finely proportioned Pinot Noir with dark cherry, berry and plum fruit along with spice and toasty oak detail on a fine-structured palate. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5+ years. 60% clones 5, 6, 13, 115 from the home ‘Cairnmuir’ vineyard and 40% clones 5, 777, 667, 115 and 113 from the company’s ‘Felton Road’ vineyard, vines 21 y.o., fully destemmed and fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 29% French oak barriques."


Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…


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


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."

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