Central Otago "The Siren" Pinot Noir 2013, Akarua
"The Siren" is another of the reserve style wines that all the larger Central Otago wineries have developed in response to consumer demand for a more concentrated top end wine to rival the premiers crus and grands crus of Burgundy. Produced from thirteen barrels selected by the wine-maker for their superiority compared to the other barrels this pinot has a nose of plums, black cherry fruit, chocolate truffle, hazelnut yoghurt and dried fruit cake. Gorgeous flavour of ripe black cherry, lovely crystalline berry fruit. This reserve pinot from the Akarua winery has an uplifting finish, excellent length, real finesse. The best of the reserve wines tasted on the tour.