Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019

The 2019 vintage marks 20 years since the very first vintage release of the Akarua Pinot Noir.

“The 2019 vintage of Akarua Pinot Noir is a return to a generously structured wine of richness, concentration, length and complexity. Vine age continues to play an increasingly important part, as the flavours in the fruit reflect a picture of the vineyards in a complex and delicious way.” - Winemaker's notes

94 points, MS Cameron Douglas “Seductive, ripe, fruity, floral and varietal with aromas of sweet dark red cherry and dried raspberry and a medley of minerality and sweet oak spices. Equally seductive and ripe on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose plus plum, clove, vanilla and thyme. An abundance of fine tannins, medium+ acidity and lengthy youthful finish. Delicious and well made.”

5 Stars & 18.5/20, Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Reviews "The nose is elegantly powerful with classic Central Otago Pinot Noir nuances of black and red cherries, blackberries and blueberries, entwined with dark herbs, thyme, black pepper and toasty oak spice details. Full-bodied, dark cherries with bramble along with dark herbs and oak spices. The fruit is rich and intense in aromas, interweaved with fine-grained tannin extraction, providing support alongside toasty oak and alcohol power. Complexing details of dark herbs, spices and earth unfolding as its aerated. Warming alcohol carries spices and liquorice to a lengthy and robust finish."

14% abv.

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