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New Zealand, Martinborough

Escarpment Vineyard

Escarpment 'Te Rua' Pinot Noir 2016

Escarpment 'Te Rua' Pinot Noir 2016 96 pts James Suckling


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Wine Advocate Issue #235 Feb 2018
On the herbal-floral side of the spectrum, the 2016 Te Rehua Pinot Noir offers hints of rosemary, thyme and rose petals in addition to notes of red plums and dusty earth. It's medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, red-fruit finish. While it doesn't have the robustness of previous vintages, it's still a charming, attractive wine for relatively early consumption.
93 pts Wine Spectator 10/15/18
The tannins have a firm hold on the muscular core, with juicy raspberry and cherry flavors and details of sage and loamy earth. Shows plenty of harmony on the finish, where a touch of matcha green tea lingers. Drink now through 2028. 450 cases made, 150 cases imported.
96 pts James Suckling Dec 2018
Fruit-focused nose with very attractive black cherries, hints of orange zest and black tea, as well as dried roses, some charcuterie and plenty of fragrance. The palate is fleshy and seductive with resoundingly powerful tannins that set a long, even finish. Drink now or hold.



Winemaker Notes

This wine was grown on the Barton Vineyard, Huangarua Road, Martinborough from vines 24 years old. A combination of deep alluvial gravels which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned for and a blend of many clones grown in a very sheltered spot always rewards us with a classic example of New World Pinot Noir.
It has a unique site derived complexity and texture combined with black cherry/plum fruit flavors. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.5% alcohol by volume

$54.99

15932

Pinot Noir


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