Akarua Rua Central Otago Pinot Noir (2021)

Already delicious, the estate-grown 2020 vintage (4*) was harvested from 19 to 28 year-old vines in the Bannockburn and Pisa districts, and matured for six months in French oak barriques (10 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is fragrant, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and supple, with generous, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, and savoury notes adding considerable complexity. Best drinking mid-2022+. Good value. Deep ruby, the 2021 vintage (4) is fragrant, rich and supple, in an almost exuberantly fruity style with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, and loads of drink-young charm.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: N/A
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed June 2022

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