The 2003 Rockburn Pinot Noir is deep garnet in colour and has a lovely nose dominated by spices and violets. The palate is full of rich, yet subtle black berry fruits with layers of complexity enhanced by fine tannins. The wine displays an elegance and power which lingers long after the last mouthful.
2007 Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir has a medium vibrant colour with crimson hues. Subtle cherries and spice are the dominant fruit notes, with a savoury and fragrant nose. Its aroma is well matched on the palate with concentrated sweet fruits and spice. Mouth feel is full and supple with fine and firm tannins. Good length. Can be cellared confidently until 2013.
The 2007 Cadence has complex notes of plum, bramble and spice. The palate is rich with layers of dark berry fruits supported by ripe tannins, integrated oak and a long spicy finish. Akarua Cadence has an inviting mid palate which is matched by its great length and complexity.
The 2007 vintage delivered us small, intensely flavoured berries, and we have simply guided this fruit gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our “hands-off” approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to your glass; rich, intense fruits, delicate floral tones enhanced by nuances of wild thyme, and creamy, silky tannins leading into a long mocha finish. As always this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance. Enjoy with friends over the next 6-8 years.