The 2016 vintage (5*) of Akarua's top Pinot Noir was estate-grown and selected from the best eight barrels out of 800. Deep ruby, it is a powerful, sturdy, very ripe-tasting wine, lush and smooth, with concentrated plum, cherry and spice flavours, and very gentle tannins. Youthful, with a complex bouquet, it should break into full stride 2021+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $100 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
This wine is a Potential Classic.
When to drink: 2021