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Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kiwa" 2014

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2014 Pinot Noir – Kiwa: (Martinborough, single-vineyard, 13%). Like several of the wines in the range this displays a subtle note of herbal tea along with all-but-invisible hints of oak toast on the elegant, pure and beautifully layered aromas of plum, black cherry, raspberry and once again Asian-style tea scents. There is a gorgeous mouth feel to the beautifully textured,concentrated and intense medium weight flavors that coat the palate with juicy dry extract, all wrapped in a strikingly persistent, balanced and utterly delicious finale. This is a wonderfully stylish effort that is at once serious yet refined and it should reward longer-term keeping as the balance is so good that 20 years hence this beauty should still be alive and well. If you can find it, buy it. 93/2024+Burghound

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Escarpment Vineyard:
The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best - making premium wine - the result is some of New Zealand's most layered, flavoursome and complex wines. Situated just 5 kilometres east o... Read more
The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best - making premium wine - the result is some of New Zealand's most layered, flavoursome and complex wines. Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village (see map), Escarpment's 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River. Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes. This warrior and his story provide the inspiration for the vineyard's distinctive brand and logo. Escarpment's aim is simple: to continually produce the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World wines. "Complexity" "texture" and "structure" are key words (and motivators). Under Larry's leadership the team aims to reward wine lovers with progressive and suggestive wines that encourage them to venture to the edge of wine loving and appreciation. Read less

2014 Pinot Noir – Kiwa: (Martinborough, single-vineyard, 13%). Like several of the wines in the range this displays a subtle note of herbal tea along with all-but-invisible hints of oak toast on the elegant, pure and beautifully layered aromas of plum, black cherry, raspberry and once again Asian-style tea scents. There is a gorgeous mouth feel to the beautifully textured,concentrated and intense medium weight flavors that coat the palate with juicy dry extract, all wrapped in a strikingly persistent, balanced and utterly delicious finale. This is a wonderfully stylish effort that is at once serious yet refined and it should reward longer-term keeping as the balance is so good that 20 years hence this beauty should still be alive and well. If you can find it, buy it. 93/2024+Burghound

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