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Akarua Reserve Pinot Noir

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Cracka Review

Its vibrant purple tinted red hue isn't deep but is very enticing. The nose shows damson plum, black cherry, boysenberry, mint and wild thyme, earth and a light spicy oak frame. Not a blockbuster at all. More an intellectual's Pinot at this stage in that the depth is there but you have to go looking for it. More intrigue than illusion? The satisfying even texture is the first thing you notice on the palate, and then the fruit builds but is always elegant and restrained. Finally the fine earthy tannins become evident providing the underlying structure in the wine. This needs time or, decanting, large glasses and the patience of the drinker.

Winemaker's Notes

Its vibrant purple tinted red hue isn't deep but is very enticing. The nose shows damson plum, black cherry, boysenberry, mint and wild thyme, earth and a light spicy oak frame. Not a blockbuster at all. More an intellectual's Pinot at this stage in that the depth is there but you have to go looking for it. More intrigue than illusion? The satisfying even texture is the first thing you notice on the palate, and then the fruit builds but is always elegant and restrained. Finally the fine earthy tannins become evident providing the underlying structure in the wine. This needs time or, decanting, large glasses and the patience of the drinker.

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Akarua Reserve Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
An attractive, ripe and spicy purple-fruited Bannockburn pinot noir, with pretty assertive oak adding toasty spices, and some meaty complexity here too. The palate's flowing, full and supple - very ripe and easy - with neat tannins and a forward, Drink-now appeal.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
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