95 POINTS | Cam Douglas MS
95 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
Amisfield is in any conversation of New Zealand's classic Pinot Noir producers. This spectacular example from the 2019 vintage shows all the hallmark characteristics of Central Otago Pinot Noir in the red fruit spectrum. Divine.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Tense, ripe, varietal and loaded with primary fruit and mineral energy. Bright red and dark cherry, raspberry and redcurrant. Baking spices of oak with a vanilla and cedar suggestion, a whisper of bacon then a quiet wood smoke moment. Quite powerful and youthful on the palate with fruit flavours that reflect the nose, an abundance of tannins and acidity add texture and energy. Lengthy finish with a primary, fruit centric power and contrasting wood and acid structure. Plenty of minerality this wine needs more cellar to really showcase its personality and pinosity. Drinking best from 2023 through 2030."
The winery writes "Bright, perfumed red and blue fruit aromatics, typical of the Pisa subregion. The flavours carry through on the palate, matched with fine, silken tannins, derived from both fruit and careful oak use."