Latest Bob Campbell Ratings

van Asch Central Otago NZ Pinot Noir 2006

 

83/100                           Tasted: Jul 2008

Closure: S'cap

Average price: $45

“Tangy wine with plenty of spice, oak, cherry and plum flavours together with a seasoning of wild herbs. Chunky, stemmy tannins give a drying finish. ”

 

van Asch Central Otago NZ Pinot Noir 2007

 

87/100                           Tasted: Jul 2008

Closure: S'cap

Average price: $45

“Sweet, ripe cherry and plum flavours with a suggestion of spice and violets.

 Smooth-textured and satisfying Pinot Noirthat suggests good cellaring potential. ”                              

 

van Asch Central Otago NZ Pinot Gris 2007

 

90/100                           Tasted: Aug 2008

Closure: S'cap

Average price: $30

“Quite a sweet and syrupy style with masses of fresh pear, spice and mineral flavours. Beautifully balanced wine that gives a first impression of sweetness but finishes almost dry. Classy Pinot Gris.”






van Asch Pinot Noir 2006 -WINE TASTES QUEENSTOWN

"van Asch have become one of the shop's favourites down here in Central Otago for their pinots. A quick look around the shelves here should yeild some '05, '03, and possibly some '00 pinot, a great snapshot of vintages past. A blend of fruit from Gibbston and Cromwell, this has both earthy complexity from the former and juicy cherry fruits from the latter. An intense chocolately finish makes for a great bottle of pinot, and at a price that screams 'bargain!'  - Duncan