Red Wine Pinot Noir by Amisfield from New Zealand. Amisfield Vineyards is a producer of fine wine from the Lowburn ar...Read more...
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The nicest wine out of four PN tasted last night. Smoke and wild mushrooms covering sweet flavors in nose. Flavors match. Plenty of spice and peppe... Read more
The chilly, picturesque New Zealand region of Central Otago is the world's southernmost wine region, where Pinot Noir vineyards are quickly replaci... Read more
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See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com
The nicest wine out of four PN tasted last night. Smoke and wild mushrooms covering sweet flavors in nose. Flavors match. Plenty of spice and pepper reveals in nose. Soft finish. With time, develops ripe olives and complexity. This wine just confirms my previous impressions that NZ is making the best New World PN, and with generally better prices than OR or CA.
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The chilly, picturesque New Zealand region of Central Otago is the world's southernmost wine region, where Pinot Noir vineyards are quickly replacing flocks of Merino sheep on the hillsides. Cofounded by the former CEO of Levi Strauss, Amisfield has vineyard soils full of schist. The 2003 vintage got off to a late start due to a cool spring, but summer was warm, creating a lithe wine.
On the tart side, with a core of intense black cherry and white pepper flavors that linger on the firm, generous finish. Needs time to soften. Best from 2006 through 2010.
There's a bit of wood shavings and toast on the nose, but also plenty of ripe black cherries to balance out the new oak. Flavors turn redder - more toward Maraschino cherry - and a bit candied, but this is still a satisfying mouthful of New World Pinot.
A new project with American owners, this makes an even better impression than its debut 2002 vintage. Lithe and lively, it's a lovely mouthful of richly textured currant, blackberry and plum flavors that persist onto a gorgeously balanced finish. Has style and steel, enough to make it last and develop in the bottle. Drink now through 2012.
The deep color and powerful extract place this in a bold, ripe style. The black fruit is dense, ripe and sweet, tannins roughing up the end. Serve with assertively gamey meats.
Medium red. Sappy, thoroughly ripe aromas of raspberry, strawberry, plum, cola and spices. Fat, broad and gentle but classically dry, with lovely inner-mouth perfume and sweetness of red berry and black cherry fruit. Offers a mineral tang and underlying structure that I don't find often enough in New Zealand pinot. Finishes with sweet tannins and very good aromatic persistence. Rather Burgundian in style.
The progress with Pinot Noir at Amisfield, which made its first version in 2002, mirrors that at many other New Zealand estates. This 2005 is the winery's highest-scoring effort to date. Concentration came relatively easily this vintage, due to very small berries with unusually thick skins. Winemaker Jeff Sinnott was especially careful to avoid overextraction, and aged the wines in barrel 15 months (three months longer than usual) to soften the tannins.
Red Wine Pinot Noir by Amisfield from New Zealand. Amisfield Vineyards is a producer of fine wine from the Lowburn area of New Zealands Central Otago region. The region is renowned for producing world class Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines. Amisfield Farm was a high country sheep station...
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