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Amisfield 2012 RKV Reserve Pinot Noir, Central Otago $120

RKV stands for Rocky Knoll Vineyard, a one-hectare, steep and stony parcel of vines. Remarkably powerful, yet elegant Pinot Noir that lives up to its exalted price and flagship status. Whole bunch fermentation has added an extra spicy, fresh herb complexity to dense plum and dark berry flavours. Rich, chocolate/mocha oak influence is the icing on a very exciting cake. Delicious now but will develop well in bottle. (Screwcap) Score: 98 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: 2015-2025

Food match: Hawkes Bay lamb, minted pea hotpot, lamb neck sausage roll, mint gel, olive powder

Stockists: Amisfield Wine Company, Central Otago

Ranked #1 of 71 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: $99.17 Avg 98pt 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 95.4 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

Armisfield RKV Pinot Noir 2013 360

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