Amisfield Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand

Price: $29.99
Item No. 90191
  • WS93
  • W&S91
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Number 55 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Number 22 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2007!

Amisfield Vineyards is a producer of fine wine from the Lowburn area of New Zealand's Central Otago region. The region is renowned for producing world class Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines.

The 2005 Pinot Noir has a deep crimson/magenta color. The nose suggests candied fruits, intense dark cherry and mocha characters lifted by toasty french oak. The palate shows lovely sweet fruit and it also has a degree of restraint, in part due to our co-fermentation technique. The tannins are abundant but well resolved and fine. This wine should evolve into another graceful Amisfield Pinot and will reward cellaring for 5-8 years.

"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."
Wine Spectator
93 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
This is a well ballanced complex wine that should pair well with mixed offerings. Each year I try to choose an interesting wine for Christmas gifts, and the Amisfield Pinot Noir was this year's choice. I'm not wild about the screw cap, even if it is a higher performance closure.
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
Bold ripe red cherry fruit with aromas of slate, wet peat and smoky tar, full in body; lush fruit with nice acid. Great buy!!
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Amisfield Vineyard is a producer of fine wine from the Lowburn area of New Zealand's Central Otago region. The region is renowned for producing world class Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines. Nestled between Amisfield and Parkburn streams planing commenced in 1999 and now consists of over 100 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc with considerable...

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Learn About Central Otago

(oh-TAH-go) The southernmost vineyards of the world lie here in Central Otago. Unlike most other New Zealand appellations, Central Otago is inland - nestled right in the middle of the southern island. Its lack of proximity to water creates weather more continental than maritime, leading to big temperature shifts - hot during the day, significantly cooler at night. Notable...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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