I’m in Queenstown this weekend, largely for a bit of R & R after a brutal couple of weeks.
The wine of the night was the Amisfield Pinot Noir 2011, which was $84/ bottle on a local list. Seems quite fair all things considered. Ruby red in colour, it smells and tastes of raspberry liqueur with a lovely soft palate profile. The alcohol sticks out too much for it to be great, an edge of spirit to what is a lovely gentle raspberry fruited wine. Close enough to be enjoyable though. Great start.