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"Excellent concentration & savoury complexity, refined mouthfeel and silky texture" Wine Orbit

Displaying violet petals, warm schist & red fruits which dominate the aromas of this textural, layered Pinot Noir

The perfect accompaniment to any outdoor barbeque, red meats & wild game

Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 (Export label by Kalex Wines)

Member rating / 14
$19.99p/Btl
Erp $39.99 $34.77
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30


The Alex K ‘Five Boroughs‘ Pinot Noir 2016 is identical wine to the The 'Kalex Pinot Noir 2016'. This label was used for UK export.


Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points
Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 (Export label by Kalex Wines)

Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 (Export label by Kalex Wines)

Member rating / 14
The fruit for this wine was sourced from Northburn, Bendigo, Bannockburn and Lowburn...
$19.99p/Btl
Erp $39.99 $34.77
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Description

  • Unfiltered & unfined
  • Cherry
  • Violet
  • Roasted nuts
  • Warm spice

"It is beautifully fruited and inviting on the nose showing spiced cherry, thyme, olive and roasted nut characters with a hint of truffle. The palate delivers excellent concentration and savoury complexity, wonderfully supported by refined mouthfeel and silky texture. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Violet petals, warm schist & red fruits dominate the aromas of this textural, layered Pinot Noir. The palate is silky, savoury, and seductive – spice & lifted red fruits.

The fruit for this wine was sourced from Northburn, Bendigo, Bannockburn and Lowburn.

After a warm, early start to the season, an unusually cold November saw snow fall on the mountains and it put a halt on things a little. The vines soon caught up with a warm December, January and February. It was a drier season than normal although rains in February created some botrytis pressure. Harvest was short and sweet, taking around four weeks rather than the usual six. It is thought that most wineries had their fruit in before April 12th, when snow fell.

Hand harvested when flavour & acidity profile are at their optimum. Winemakers typically pick at 21.5-23.5 brix depending on the vineyard. The fruit is hand sorted twice and partially destemmed (depending on vineyard, usually 50% whole cluster, one or two 100% destemmed) into 2.5 tonne vats. There is no addition of SO2 at this point and the wines ferment spontaneously. The ferment reaches 25-27°C at peak and grapes are pumped over gently twice a day until 2/3 ferment is over, then twice daily foot plunging by the lightest person in the winery. The wine is on skins between 5-8 weeks. Pressings are combined with free run juice and each vineyard component is kept separate to ensure the greatest expression of each site. MLF is totally native and no SO2 is added until wine is racked and blended to tank, helping to integrate tannins and allow the wine to develop as a whole. Unfiltered & unfined.

The Alex K ‘Five Boroughs‘ Pinot Noir 2016 is identical wine to the Kalex Pinot Noir 2016. This label was used for an export order.

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (7)

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A
This wine is a fabulous find - very smooth and morish. Exceptional value for fine drinking. Have reordered!

Allan - 05/02/2020

W
I would give this a 5 out of 5 for value. I shared a bottle with my son tonight and he commented that it was Excellent. I will be buyng some more

Walter - 02/02/2020

Outstanding wine, had to open a second bottle, cause my other point just wasn't good enough.

Win - 02/02/2020

Better after a bit of breathing but rocking wine for $20. Highly recommended.

Derek - 01/02/2020

S
Nice wine for drinking now

Steve - 02/02/2020

Over rated and I was disappointed with this wine.

Roderick - 02/02/2020

H
Not as described, it has lost its clarity and is now somewhat muddy both in flavour and colour.

Hamish - 02/02/2020


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