Escarpment Pinot Noir New Zealand 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Perfumed, fine cur plum and crystallized raspberry fruit, lovely herbal back tones, fresh and fragrant, a little tight, tense, glossy black plum skin, black raspberry fruit, touch of cool spice nice solid core of spilt ones, Stony back fruit, super fine balance, has excellent tension, ice drive, this have knifepoint balance, huge extract of fruit but there is no fat here, fine black cherry fruit

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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

Editorial Reviews for Escarpment Pinot Noir New Zealand

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,706
4.50 5
04/27/2012

Perfumed, fine cur plum and crystallized raspberry fruit, lovely herbal back tones, fresh and fragrant, a little tight, tense, glossy black plum skin, black raspberry fruit, touch of cool spice nice solid core of spilt ones, Stony back fruit, super fine balance, has excellent tension, ice drive, this have knifepoint balance, huge extract of fruit but there is no fat here, fine black cherry fruit


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,706
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/09/2010

Lightly roasted on the nose, with hints of coffee accenting the spicy red fruits that are topped with a touch of blood orange and gently stemmy floral notes. Bright and ripe in the mouth with soft tannins and an edge of evolution to the core of dark red fruits. This offers some nice complexity with an edgy earthiness on the mid-palate, followed by hints of tea and roast meat on the finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Stunner97
31506859
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/11/2010

Brand new to my local wine store and a very fair price I thought I would give it a whirl. Very light red almost transparent in color they typical pinot in appearance, raspberries and strawberries jump out of the nose with a hint of cream enjoyable nose, the flavor is nice and enjoyable, it started of being what I thought was going to be light and then really built up a bit, faint berries with a touch of whip cream, has just a nice little pinch of spice and pepper at the back end, good balance with a respectable finish, overall a pretty decent wine though at a point the mid palate may be a little hollow but very serviceable at the price point


External Reviews for Escarpment Pinot Noir New Zealand

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Vintage: 2008 01/29/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2008 Escarpment Over the Edge Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/15/2009

Good dark red with ruby highlights. Piercing aromas of blackberry, raspberry, sandalwood and pungent herbs, with a soft ripe tannins.




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