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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
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 9/21/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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 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 expansion possibilities.

The winemaking approach at Amisfield is one of minimal impact on the extraordinary fruit produced from season to season, making the wines a natural expression of the land from which they are created. The overriding winemaking philosophy revolves around the fact that quality wine is grown not made.