Aitkins Folly Riverbank Road Wanaka Central Otago Pinot Noir (2017)

Estate-grown at Wanaka, the 2017 vintage (4.5*) offers fine value. Deeply coloured, it is fresh, concentrated and youthful, with deep, ripe plum and spice flavours to the fore, a gentle oak influence, and obvious potential; best drinking 2023+. Still available (at a higher price of $45), the 2014 vintage (4.5*) is maturing very gracefully. Fragrant and full-coloured, it has strong, spicy, slightly herbal and nutty flavours, showing impressive complexity. Drink now or cellar.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2023

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