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Akitu, A2, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

Akitu, A2, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Akitu Wine

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
89/100

(1 customer review)

Akitu Wine

750ML

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‘A2’, is a generous wine full of succulent plum fruit aromatics, subtle spice and floral complexity. There is depth and concentration of aroma with subtle graphite, Turkish delight and a slatey mineral lift. So ready on the nose, but foremost this wine is hospitably fruit driven. Plush and pillowy entry with plenty of weight and texture to the dark fruit-focused core, plums and cherries galore. Very good power and intensity with generosity, cut through with fine acidity and layered tannin structure. Enjoy with spiced lamb and couscous.

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COUNTRY:

New Zealand

GRAPE:

Pinot Noir

REGION:

Central Otago, Wanaka

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2019 - 2028

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

13.5%

SKU: 100672 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Established in 2001 and set in the heart of Central Otago’s Upper Clutha basin, Akitu’s 12-hectare vineyard sits alone at 380 metres above sea level on a stunning north facing slope. Set just minutes from Lake Wanaka the semi-continental climate, with high sunshine hours, hot summers and dry autumns help to create wines of amazing fruit purity and complexity. The vineyard is entirely dedicated to Pinot Noir, block planted in 6 sections on 250 million year old schist soils; Blocks A and B were planted in 2002 with the remainder the following year. Founder Andrew Donaldson, a native to Central Otago, had long believed in the region’s ability to produce exceptional world class Pinot Noir and when the opportunity arose to purchase the Mount Barker site, he did so with this in mind.

    ‘A2’, is a generous wine full of succulent plum fruit aromatics, subtle spice and floral complexity. There is depth and concentration of aroma with subtle graphite, Turkish delight and a slatey mineral lift. So ready on the nose, but foremost this wine is hospitably fruit driven. Plush and pillowy entry with plenty of weight and texture to the dark fruit-focused core, plums and cherries galore. Very good power and intensity with generosity, cut through with fine acidity and layered tannin structure. Enjoy with spiced lamb and couscous.

    1 review for Akitu, A2, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

    1. mike09

      Medium intensity plum fruit with cinnamon spice on the nose.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    89/100

    The medium-ruby 2018 Pinot Noir A2 boasts alluring perfumes of rose petals, tea leaves and ripe cherries. It's medium-bodied and delicately extracted, with silky, fine-grained tannins, an elegant sense of lightness on the palate and a mouthwatering but regrettably fast-fading finish. It's got plenty of pleasure to offer, one just wishes the flavors would hang around a bit longer.
    89/100 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate