Akarua Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir (2020)

Estate-grown, hand-harvested from 24 year-old vines, and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (27 per cent new), the full, bright ruby 2020 vintage (4.5*) is still very youthful. Mouthfilling, it is vibrantly fruity and savoury, with cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent depth, vigour and complexity. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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