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Date Printed: 7/29/2016
Amisfield Pinot Noir 2006
Amisfield Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 93138)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2016: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

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.

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About Amisfield:

Amisfield was established in 1988 and is a Central Otago based specialist producer of pinot noir and aromatic white wines sourced from fruit grown on their Estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin. This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old.

Amisfield wines reflect the company's grape growing and winemaking philosophy underlining faithful expression of site, minimal winemaking intervention and ultimate fruit purity. Stringent yield management practices deliver concentrated fruit flavor, consistency and complexity derived from the range of soils found on the vineyard.

A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 25,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Wines are showcased at Amisfield's Lake Hayes Bistro and Cellar Door where more than 60,000 New Zealand and international guests sample the range of vintages every year. Amisfield is an accredited and committed member of the New Zealand Winegrowers’ Sustainable winegrowing program centering on a quality management system and environmental sustainability.