Akitu / 2016 A1 Pinot Noir.

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1 x 75cl Bottle
Winner of the Wanaka Pinot Noir Trophy, Central Otago Pinot Noir Trophy, New Zealand Pinot Noir Trophy and New Zealand Red Trophy at the 2018 International Wine Challege.
Akitu 2016 A1 Pinot Noir

COUNTRY/REGION: New Zealand/Central Otago.

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir.

ABV 14.3%

Moderately intense ruby colour with a garnet hue.

Spiced cherry primary fruit and dusty dried herb aromas build gently on the nose. The subtle aromatics in time give way to dark plum fruit characters with a background of brown spices and leafy complexity. Considerable depth and dimension is revealed that belies the intensity of bouquet. Brooding aromatics driven by a precise fruit focus.

The dark juicy plum drives a generous entry to the palate and that spiced cherry adds great focus and length of flavour. Cinnamon and subtle anise characters are woven into the tactile structure of the wine. The tannin backbone compliments juicy acidity giving a velvety yet lively texture and a mouthwatering finish. Tension with restraint.

This wine is a sleeper and those who can keep their hands off it in the short term should be well rewarded after 4 or so years in the Cellar - but full maturity in 6 to 10 years may just deliver greatness.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.