Escarpment ‘Te Rehua’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 10-Feb-2011
Multi-clone mix from vines over 23 y.o. fron the ‘Barton' vineyard on Huangarua Road, fermented with 30% whole bunch to 14.1% alc., then aged 12 months in 30% new French oak barriques. This is a big, soft textured, fleshy wine with plenty of fruit weight. Very full, dense and dark, purple hued, ruby-red colour, this has a very full, robust and powerful nose of dark red and black berry fruits with warm earth, savoury beetroot and truffle-like complexities lifted with dark florals. The palate is full-bodied and has a roundness to the full structure and extraction. The savoury dark fruits are complexed by elements of game meat, dried herbs and smoke, and there is a sweet plush aspect that adds to the richness. This will be a great match with flavoursome game dishes over the next 6-9+ years. 19.0/20 Feb 2011 RRP $65.00

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