Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago 2006

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The wine is a deep ruby/magenta with a deep concentrated ripe Pinot nose of dark cherries, violets, mocha and spice. ...

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A bit of a jammy smell, but it did not have the overwhelming fruit on the palate. There is a dark fruit component to the taste, but what really sho... Read more

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Snooth User: RachelNYC
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4.00 5
09/28/2008

A bit of a jammy smell, but it did not have the overwhelming fruit on the palate. There is a dark fruit component to the taste, but what really showed through was cedar and a pleasant finish that still showed some of the cedar. It really blossomed when paired with some of the cheeses, I can see this going very well with a variety of dishes.


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Claire Mulholland (Amisfield) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#8): www.debramasterofwine.com


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External Reviews for Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago

External Review
10/07/2009

91WE no further case discount


External Review
03/08/2008

From New Zealand


External Review
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
10/07/2009

great depth; bacon fat is really coming home on the finish; Wow-dry tannins really ripping at the end here; nice long finish; great mouthfeel; very heavy; great dry dark cherry fruit; very passionate and focused; well made; good body presence; great mouthfeel. Very solid Pinot; WE-91; GV-90


External Review
01/03/2012

Therersquo;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 mdash; more toward Maraschino cherry mdash; and a bit candied, but this is still a satisfying mouthful of New World Pinot.


External Review
01/03/2012

The chilly, picturesque New Zealand region of Central Otago is the worldrsquo;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.


External Review
01/03/2012

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 donrsquo;t find often enough in New Zealand pinot. Finishes with sweet tannins and very good aromatic persistence. Rather Burgundian in style.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is a deep ruby/magenta with a deep concentrated ripe Pinot nose of dark cherries, violets, mocha and spice. The palate is very powerful with lush ripe dark fruits overlaying a seamless powdery tannin profile suggesting hints of cocoa, cedar and minerals. The finish is long and complex with the French oak integrating into the wine perfectly. Definitely a keeper from a stunning vintage. Cellar for at least 10 years.

The wine is a deep ruby/magenta with a deep concentrated ripe Pinot nose of dark cherries, violets, mocha and spice. The palate is very powerful with lush ripe dark fruits overlaying a seamless powdery tannin profile suggesting hints of cocoa, cedar and minerals. The finish is long and complex with the French oak integrating into the wine perfectly. Definitely a keeper from a stunning vintage. Cellar for at least 10 years.

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