Akarua Pinot Noir 2011 Wine Review

Akarua Pinot Noir 2011
Akarua Pinot Noir 2011
Akarua Pinot Noir 2011
Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 79541
SAQ Product #: 10947960


 
Price: $37.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2014-2019
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Akarua
Agent: Von Terra Enterprises Ltd.
More Vintages: 2012  2004  Add New Vintage 
 
Natalie's Score: 93/100

A gloriously vibrant pinot noir that's medium-bodied and packed with flavour. A rich, silky Pinot bursting with ripe cherries and wild berries. Small kick of spice. Full-bodied. Closed with a screwcap. Try it tonight with roast chicken, and invite me along please. OTHER: The 2011 Pinot Noir was aged 10 months in French oak, 30% new. Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it offers a good intensity of black berry, mulberry and red plum notes with hints of cedar, toast, black pepper and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied with a medium level of grainy tannins, it has a medium to high level of acid lifting the pure berry flavors and finishing long. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2017+. Score - 91 (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, Oct. 2012)

Pinot Noir food pairings: duck with mango, fried turkey, matzo ball soup, pepperoni pizza.

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Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A plush, fruit forward Pinot Noir with rich black currant notes supported by generous oak. A perfect pair for a slow roasted pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy through 2016. Tasted March 2014.
Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I loved this Pinot Noir from New Zealand with its gorgeous aromas and flavors of strawberries, cinnamon and cloves. It had great acidity and it was a very well balanced wine. A Pinot Noir is so food friendly as well. Chicken, pork, lamb, duck, turkey - just about anything you serve at your table.

 
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