Akarua Central Otago Noir Ice (2011)

The irresistible 2011 vintage (4.5*) was made from Pinot Noir grapes, estate-grown at Bannockburn, ‘picked at their optimum ripeness and then frozen for three weeks in a blast chiller’. Pink, very sweet (204 grams/litre of residual sugar) and smooth, it is strawberryish, soft and delicious, with peachy notes, excellent concentration and great gluggability. It’s almost like a fruit wine.


Type: Sweet White Wines
Variety: Sweet White Wines
Vintage: 2011
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: SW
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2014

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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