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
01/05/2011

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
01/03/2012

A new project with American owners, this makes an even better impression than its debut 2002 vintage. Lithe and lively, itrsquo;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.


External Review
09/27/2011

Warm floral scents turn cooler as the flavors develop, with blackberry and black cherry richness. It trails off with a light and airy finish, pretty and long.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
07/05/2011

Good full red. Superripe aromas of strawberry, minerals, smoke and earth. Rich and broad but dry and uncompromising. The red berry and spice flavors began rather cool but the wine showed increasing ripeness as it opened in the glass. A solid core of firm acidity gives grip to this characterful pinot and extends its sweet finish. A year or two of additional bottle aging may well bring an outstanding rating.


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
05/22/2011

Suave and ripe, with plush depth to Asian spice, roasted duck, wild berry and black cherry flavors. Crushed stone nuances, judicious oak and sinuous tannins streamline the stylish finish. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
05/22/2011

Very good intensity to berry, black cherry and roast duck flavors, with plenty of cedary oak and stony notes extending through the taut, tannic finish. Needs time to show its best. Best from 2009 through 2012. Tasted twice with consistent notes.


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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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