Wine Of The Week NZ

Akarua-Siren-Pinot-Noir-2013Akarua 2013 The Siren Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZD $100

Flagship pinot noir selection of 13 barrels out of a total of 650. It certainly shows a great deal more concentration than the regular label with red-fleshed plum, floral, violet and a similar spice and thyme character. More oak gives an extra layer of chocolate-like richness. Surprisingly approachable now, although the wine will continue to give pleasure for a decade or more. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food match: Lamb chops, onion rings, coconut chutney

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland

Ranked #2 of 28 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from Cromwell Basin

Price Benchmark: NZD $85.36 Avg 97pt 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 95.7 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

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