Escarpment ‘Pahi’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Apr-2016
Dark, deep, even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with some garnet hues. The nose is elegantly proportioned and tightly concentrated with deep and rich fruit aromas of dark-red berry fruit and black cherries entwined with penetrating dark herbal elements along with fine, whole cluster stalk notes and suggestions of stems, along with nutty oak. Medium-full bodied and fine in presentation, this has real mouthfeel and presence with a packed core of dark red berry fruit melded with dark herbs and floral fragrances. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained, velvety textures and extract, allowing the fruit richness to prevail. The fruit is fresh and has vitality, and flows with great energy and tension to a long, smooth, fine-textured, lingering finish. This is an elegant, but richly concentrated Pinot Noir with concentrated dark fruits and aromatic herbal and floral layers, and a lively, velvety palate. Match with herb-marinated poultry and pork dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Clones 10/5, Abel and 5 from 27 y.o. vines from the ‘McCreanor' vineyard on Princess Street, indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunch to 13.4% alc., the wine spending 17 days on skins, and aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 19.0-/20 Apr 2016 RRP $65.00

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