Amisfield Pinot Noir 2016 ~ Central Otago NZ
93/100 Bob Campbell MW - (2015 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator - (2015 vintage)
91+/100 Stephen Tanzer - (2015 vintage)
91/100 Vinous by Antonio Galloni - (2015 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front - (2015 vintage)
91/100 Decanter Magazine - (2015 vintage)
90/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW Wine Advocate - (2015 vintage)
Decanter Magazine, "Highly Commended .......draws you back to the glass again and again. A fine texture and freshness"
Bob Campbell MW "A well proportioned pinot noir.........firmly structured pinot noir with plum, dark cherry and a savoury, earthy, stemmy influence. "
Stephen Tanzer "This highly aromatic Pinot Noir finishes with sophisticated tannins and lovely length and grip......From very old gravelly glacial deposits, with little topsoil; vinified with wild yeasts and 10% whole clusters: Fresh medium red. Sappy aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, pepper and menthol. Juicy, dry and youthfully closed, with its intense red fruit flavors energized and supported by a firm mineral unpinning."
Wine Spectator "Lush and plush, with raspberry coulis, black cherry compote and red licorice flavors that are robust and juicy. Fresh earth, clove and sage notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2026."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate "Medium-bodied, it delivers a lot of red and black berry character supported by soft tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing earthy.....Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir gives a nose of black cherries, red currants and red plums with hints of underbrush and violets."
Amisfield was established in 1988, and has built up a reputation for quality wines, especially Pinot Noir. Their state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard, and gathered global attention when visited by Will and Kate on their Royal tour of New Zealand.
Established in Central Otago, Amisfield produces beautiful pinot noir and aromatic white wines sourced from fruit grown on its Estate vineyard beneath the Pisa mountain range in the Cromwell Basin. Over 80ha is currently planted, and the majority of the vines are over ten years old. Amisfield philosophy is simple: minimal intervention in the winemaking process and ultimate fruit purity.
Amisfield is currently in conversion to full organic certification with New Zealand’s leading body, BioGro.