Amisfield Pinot Noir 2008, Central Otago, South Island

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
New Zealand

$41.95 (179754)

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  • Not RecommendedNR
NR pts
13
April 16, 2011

Critic Reviews (10)

Vintages
Vintages

Lithe and inviting, offering a harmonious style that balances cherry, plum and fresh fig flavors against fine tannins...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Lithe and inviting, offering a harmonious style that balances cherry, plum and fresh fig flavors against fine tannins...

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Gord Stimmell
Gord Stimmell

Lush candied cherry, violets and plummy depth.

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Open, fragrant, and very stylish pinot, with attractive red cherry and red plum aromas, bolstered by integrated wood....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Amisfield was founded in 2003 and has rapidly become a destination in Otago, complete with a bistro. Winemaker...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Fulsome and vibrant, the 2008 Amisfield Pinot Noir is one tempting wine. Dark ruby in colour, it offers beautiful...

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Rod Phillips
Rod Phillips

You might want to hold this a year or two, just to allow it to develop a little more, and you can cellar it another...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose of red licorice and apple skin, shoe leather and red plum. Palate is plush and mouth-filling with some...

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Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Matured in French oak barriques for 12 months, the 2008 Pinot Noir from Amisfield has a light brambly nose infused...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Grown north of the 45th parallel at the foot of the Pisa Range of mountains in Central Otago, this is a stunner red...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Dark ruby in colour with medium to medium+ intensity.

Positives: Now this is a great Pinot featuring bold flavours of cherry, pomegranate, rhubarb, cranberry, beets, pine & hints of barnyard. Medium body with medium minus tannins, good acidity & long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Points: I had the privilege of tasting this wine last year at the New Zealand Wine Tasting & it was one of my favourite wines that were offered. I’m happy to find that the LCBO now carries it, and even better was that I picked up this wine for $31.55.

Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with Ahi tuna.

Tasted: 28 Apr 12

Top Pick. Score: 9.5/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 5

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

Plum purple in colour, this rich, juicy wine offers enticing aromas of sweet ripe cherries, damson plums, and rose petals that carry through on the palate. Fine grained tannins combined with streaks of earthiness, savoury notes and pomegranate fruits leave a pleasant, medium long finish.

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Paul Uys
Paul Uys

RP 2010-2014

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