2015 Akitu "A2" Pinot Noir Central Otago (White Label) (Previously $30) SKU #1297214

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K&L Notes

94 points Cameron Douglas MS: "A more forward and fruit focused bouquet with softer strawberry/cherry tones, fine yet quiet dried herb layer, mild earthy tones with more clay-like reminders. On the palate - dry with fine tannins and medium+ acidity, flavours of berry and cherry return, soft brown spice and earthy tones, calm, balanced, soft and quietly complex. Balanced and well made, quite lengthy."

Staff Reviews

  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the stars of our direct import program, the A2 "White Label" from Akitu offers exceptional value. A cornucopia of bright red fruits - cherry, cranberry, rhubarb, pomegranate - combine gracefully with floral and spice elements to form a nearly perfect wine. Some stem inclusion adds a savory element that complements the whole. Layer upon layer of flavor here to delight the senses. A real treat for the Pinot enthusiast, and a great example of the best that Central Otago has to offer.
  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    K&L Staff Member
    A lovely, tremendously accessible bottle of New Zealand Pinot Noir. An inviting nose of cherries, plum, and red berries. A beautiful bouquet of dried herbs, baking spice, and lavender. On the palate, dark cherry aromas transition into red cherries flavors, along with juicy acidity and soft, supple tannins. This wine’s soft nature and lively acid work tremendously well as a food accompaniment, particularly with poultry. If we are looking to pair with ethnic fare, this wine pairs wonderfully with Asian pork pot stickers or Siu Mai. Drinking well now; can cellar for an additional 3 -7 years
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    K&L Staff Member
    The White Label is one gorgeous bottle of Pinot Noir. Very accessible, and very aromatic- pretty, pretty, pretty. Red cherry, sweet strawberry, rose, spice and raspberry, with medium plus acidity and medium plus tannin. I just want to sit and savor every sip. Throw a party and make this your house Pinot Noir- you will not be disappointed!
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The balanced, clean 2015 A2 from Akitu is a skillful blend from across their Wanaka estate. This is the kind of Pinot Noir that has the lift and refreshment for many different kinds of food, but is easy and delicious enough to have on its own. I love the dark fruit and the new leather flavors in this perfect example of Central Otago Pinot!
    Drink from 2017 to 2025


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