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2010 Amisfield Wine Company Pinot Noir Central Otago
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2012

Good bright, full red.  Restrained aromas and flavors of dark cherry, minerals and herbs, with a hint of oak.  Lush and shapely, showing good spine and concentration.  This densely packed, youthful wine finishes with ripe but serious dusty tannins and very good length.  Not quite complex enough for 90 points.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
90+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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