94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
Amisfield is in any conversation of New Zealand's classic Pinot Noir producers. This spectacular example from the 2021 vintage shows all the hallmark characteristics of Central Otago Pinot Noir in the red fruit spectrum. Divine.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Many classic attributes greet the nose for this Otago Pinot Noir with a bouquet of ripe and richness, there’s no mistaking the variety with dark cherry skin and black currant, a savoury dried herb quality and layers of barrel spices and some toasty wood smoke qualities. Ripe, firm, dry and complex as the wine touches the palate, flavours of wood smoke and black currant, thyme, rosemary and wild dried herbs. Tannins deliver a firm coarse chalky mouthfeel while acidity layers in back bone and squeeze. A wine of complexity and charm, a wine also of youth needing cellar time to harmonise and integrate completely. Lengthy and well made with best drinking from 2025 through 2035."