Akitu A2 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014 Magnum in Wooden Box

Central Otago
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£52.95 per magnum
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18.5 / 20 - Raymond Chan


Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim.  The nose is full, powerful and well-concentrated with aromas of black cherry and berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dark herbs, spices, liquorice and subtle stalk and minerally whole bunch complexities.  Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with flavours of black cherries and dark red berry fruits, along with nuances of thyme herbs, whole bunch stalk elements and black minerals, with hints of reductive complexities.  The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and soft acidity, and the wine follows a smooth-textured line that carries the flavours to a long. lingering finish of black cherry fruit and minerals.  This is an elegantly concentrated, black cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle whole cluster stalk and herbal complexities, and a smooth, finely structured mouthfeel.  Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years.

Taste & Aroma

18.5 / 20 - Raymond Chan

Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim.  The nose is full, powerful and well-concentrated with aromas of black cherry and berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dark herbs, spices, liquorice and subtle stalk and minerally whole bunch complexities.  Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with flavours of black cherries and dark red berry fruits, along with nuances of thyme herbs, whole bunch stalk elements and black minerals, with hints of reductive complexities.  The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and soft acidity, and the wine follows a smooth-textured line that carries the flavours to a long. lingering finish of black cherry fruit and minerals.  This is an elegantly concentrated, black cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle whole cluster stalk and herbal complexities, and a smooth, finely structured mouthfeel.  Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years.

Producer

In the south of New Zealand there lies a beautiful and powerful place called Central Otago. This land, dominated by rivers and mountains and shaped by glaciers, has become the most intriguing place in the new world to grow Pinot noir...Akitu, in the Maori language, means the summit, the apex or the highest point, which is a fitting name given their vines are 380 metres above sea level. In short, they are right up there, right on the grape growing edge, against the Alps and in the southern most wine-making region on earth. Their entire vineyard is dedicated to the fickle mistress, Pinot Noir and the very best of their harvest makes Akitu. Extraordinarily, they have waited over a decade for their vines to settle and to start to present their wonderful true character. Their inaugural 2012 vintage was an immediate sell-out in New Zealand and the latest vintages are award-winning.

Akitu Wines

Region

Central Otago is a beautiful and powerful place situated on the South Island of New Zealand with land dominated by rivers and mountains and shaped by glaciers. Part of the Otago region, the climate here goes from one extreme to the other and is the coldest yet driest part of the country which allows for a deep concentration of fruit flavours in the grapes. In this region vines are planted in desert conditions, however the plethora of rivers running through make it ideal for vineyard irrigation. Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir all grow incredibly well in this area.

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