Cameron Douglas MS, Reviews the Akitu A1 & A2 2015

By Andrew Donaldson
Cameron Douglas MS, Reviews the Akitu A1 & A2 2015

Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2015
70% F Abel - 30% C5 - Clones
93 Points

Soft core of ripe light red fruits led by sweet cherry, plum and raspberry suggestions, a an additional core component of mineral with quartz-like features, moderate oak and quite complex.

On the palate - youthful texture with medium+ acidity, fine tannins and youthful sulphide action, flavours of red berry fruits and oak spice layers add to a lengthy finish.

Akitu A2 Pinot Noir 2015
57% F Abel - 39% C5 - 4% F Abel - Clones
94 Points

A more forward and fruit focused bouquet with softer strawberry/cherry tones, fine yet quiet dried herb layer, mild earthy tones with  more clay-like reminders.

On the palate - dry with fine tannins and medium+ acidity, flavours of berry and cherry return, soft brown spice and earthy tones, calm, balanced, soft and quietly complex. Balanced and well made, quite lengthy.