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Escarpment, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

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Escarpment, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

REVIEWS:
4.00

4.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Escarpment Wines

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
89/100

(1 customer review)

Escarpment Wines

750ML

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Perfume, elegant fruit flavours, and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of this exceptional Pinot Noir from Escarpment. Crafted in a Burgundian style, it has been aged completely in French oak barriques, of which 25% were new, for 11 months. Try pairing with hard cheeses with some maturity.

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COUNTRY:

New Zealand

GRAPE:

Pinot Noir

REGION:

Wairarapa, Martinborough

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2020 - 2028

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

13.5%

SKU: 100708 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Larry McKenna – otherwise known as Larry McPinot – is the man behind Escarpment, having founded it in 1999. Larry and his team now work closely with Australian wine estate Torbreck, who purchased the estate in 2019, to ensure the continued success of the wines. Larry remains head winemaker, bringing his award-winning approach to each vintage.

    The vineyards are sited above a natural escarpment sitting above the Huarangarua River on ancient gravels. Overlooking them are the Aorangi Ranges where Maori legend has it that the Polynesian voyager Kupe abandoned 3 canoes. The upturned canoes are still clearly visible, silhouetted along the top of the ridge, and Kupe’s image takes pride of place on every Escarpment label. Escarpment is registered as a Sustainable NZ producer and is currently following a five-year plan to become organically certified.

    Perfume, elegant fruit flavours, and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of this exceptional Pinot Noir from Escarpment. Crafted in a Burgundian style, it has been aged completely in French oak barriques, of which 25% were new, for 11 months. Try pairing with hard cheeses with some maturity.

    1 review for Escarpment, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

    1. davidbeckett0

      Delicious. Very soft tannins. Nice earthiness with raspberry and cranberry finished with a hint of plum.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    89/100

    Escarpment's 2018 Pinot Noir is firmly in the house style of solid, age-worthy wines. There's a whack of mocha-scented oak, a dose of stemmy tannins and flavors of earth and black cherries. This medium-bodied effort does take some time to open up, so if you're drinking it over the next year or two, be sure to give it a splash in a decanter prior to serving.
    89/100 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate