96 points Decanter (Top 20 NZ Pinots)
Elegant with concentrated red cherry, violet, mixed spice and coffee flavors. Sweet fruit is balanced by fine tannins which help drive a lengthy finish. A taut thoroughbred that needs time to unlock it's obvious complexity. Drink 2014 - 2021.
92 points Wine Spectator
Fresh and aromatic, with green matcha tea, sea salt, lavender and melon notes to complement the pure macerated raspberry and juicy cherry fruit and generous velvety tannins. Gains complexity and nuance on the long finish. Drink now through 2027.
92 points Wine Advocate
Made with grapes coming from a 15 year old vineyard in the Brancott Valley, just down the road from Clayvin, that is planted mainly with 777, 115 and 667 clones, the medium to deep ruby-purple colored 2012 Pinot Noir reveals aromas of red currants, black cherries and raspberry leaves with some loamy characters plus hints of roses and black tea. The concentrated, medium-bodied palate has a great savory fruit character supported by firm, grainy tannins through the long,earthy finish. It is very taut and needs time.
From the winemaker: Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given...
90 points Wine & Spirits This is smooth and generous, with smoky lees notes that last alongside the rich pear and apple flavors.
93 points James Suckling Amisfield's Pinots are typically bathed and soft, delivering supple flesh and plenty of satisfaction, and this doesn't disappoint. Neatly spiced dark-cherry and plum fruits on the...