Wine Orbit Vintage Reviews
Akitu A2 Pinot Noir 2015 | Central Otago
92/100 points | 4½ Stars
Complex and fragrant, the bouquet shows dried cherry, smoked game, leather and mixed spice characters. The palate is elegantly weighted and smooth, offering mature fruit flavours together with seductive savoury nuances, finishing long and silky. The wine is beautifully composed and styled. At its best: now to 2019. $40.00. www.akitu.co.nz. Jan 2018.
Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2016 | Central Otago
94/100 points | 5 Stars
Beautifully ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows dark plum, cherry, violet, thyme and vanilla aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is silky and flowing. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity backed by velvety mouthfeel and fine tannins. It is generous yet elegant, and offers layers of engaging flavours. At its best: now to 2021. $60.00. www.akitu.co.nz. Jan 2018.
Akitu A2 Pinot Noir 2016 | Central Otago
93/100 points | 5 Stars
It is sweetly expressed on the nose showing dark cherry, plum, cake spice, toasted almond and dark mushroom characters. The palate is beautifully rounded and supple, and delivers lovely fruit weight and silky texture, elegantly framed by polished tannins. Youthful yet immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2020. $40.00. www.akitu.co.nz. Jan 2018.