Akarua Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand

$37.95 (79541)

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90 pts
6
February 01, 2014
Vonterra

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a generous, classic Otago nose of ripe cherry fruit nicely burnished with sage/thyme, smoke and almost...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fairly typical Otago pinot, vibrantly fruity, more focused on the dark berry spectrum, with notable resinous herbs...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

One of few notes I've amassed from this operation over the past several years, the 2011 Pinot Noir will continue to...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

One of my favourite wineries I visited hone I was in Central Otago, there is a very feminine side to this wine, which...

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Community Reviews (2)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

BIG, RICH & ROUND! ...is the best way to sum up this Pinot. Fans of Russian River Valley Pinots will appreciate this offering. The nose is deep and seductive with sweet brown sugar, sweet cherry tobacco & warm spices. The palate is full, round and plush - it has a real creaminess. The finish is long and smooth. Would I purchase it again? You bet!

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 Akarua Pinot Noir, sourced from 14 year old vines grown in Central Otago that was then aged for 10 months in 30% new French Oak barriques, has lifted aromas of cranberry, subtle smoke, clove and barnyard on the nose and cranberry and pomegranate on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, fruity wine; with fresh acidity, refined tannins and a long finish. Sip this wine on-its-own; drink 2014-2018 (screw cap enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91-92 pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted in May/14 at 'Tasted during New Zealand in a glass tasting' http://grapeselections.com/new-zealand-fair-2014/.

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