AMISFIELD PINOT NOIR CENTRAL OTAGO - 2005
From New Zealand which is quickly making a name for itself as not only the home of great Sauvignon Blanc, but a true Pinot player.
Dark red color with sweet delicate strawberries on the nose. Velvet, soft, light as air on the palate with red berries, black cherry, and spices. A hint of sourness and damp minerality with oak on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
The nose and delicate red fruit in this wine are so graceful. The flavors and aromas seem to roll over the tongue and nose. A near perfect mouthfeel, but the wine is a bit young and has a hint of alcohol still in play. I purchased for around $25 making this an absolute home run of a buy. You simply do not find this kind of quality at this price point from any other terrior in the entire world.