Escarpment 2014 Pinot Noir, Martinborough New Zealand
Escarpment 2014 Pinot Noir, Martinborough New Zealand

Escarpment 2014 Pinot Noir, Martinborough New Zealand

$39.99

Big aromas of flowers, black tea and cola are on display here with flavors of fresh and dried blackberries, vanilla and spices - great concentration in this wine with a firm tannin structure. Pair with beef, lamb, mushroom risotto.

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Founded in 1998 by a foursome of Australian wine experts, this is modern New Zealand winemaking at its best. The winemaker, Larry McKenna, is called Larry McPinot because of his 30+ years of expertise with this varietal in Marintborough, New Zealand. This is a serious, thought-provoking wine that shows what New Zealand Pinot Noir is all about - and has the critical acclaim to back it up. The famous rocky soils of Martinborough and cool maritime climate provide ripe but complex  fruit. This wine has big, bright red/black cherry and raspberry aromas, with a hint of minerality and herbs. This vintage has some serious structure, with the focused and pure spicy, black peppery, dark cherry fruit showing a firm backbone of strong natural acidity and fine and firm tannins. The flavors are strong in the mouth - there is plenty of fruit here. The intense finish is very impressive, with a bit of minerality and a hint of tea - quite complex. A very serious wine, this could use a  year or two of bottle age, but would be very drinkable now with a good decant.

Big aromas of flowers, black tea and cola are on display here with flavors of fresh and dried blackberries, vanilla and spices - great concentration in this wine with a firm tannin structure. Pair with beef, lamb, mushroom risotto.

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