Escarpment Kiwa Pinot Noir 2014        


Martinborough, New Zealand

750ml / 13.5% ABV / Boutique Wine

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

99 points Raymond Chan

  Dark, even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on edge with slight garnet hues. This has a very full and gently voluminous nose unfolding layers of dark red berry fruits entwined with waves of dried herbs, spices and nuances of cedar. The nose has a refined and concentrated core, and is beautifully ethereal and exotic, revealing funky Middle Eastern spice and cedary oak detail in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate features rich and lusciously sweet red berry fruit flavours harmoniously interwoven with spices, dark herbs and cedar with nutty oak detail adding interest. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained, silky tannins that lend structural finesse, and the wine flows effortlessly revealing spice and whole cluster nuances as it carries to a very long, lingering, elegant finish with flowery tannins. This is an elegant, silky smooth, exotic Pinot Noir with red fruits complexed by spices, herbs and cedar. 

95 points James Suckling

  A gently smoky and highly nuanced nose offers discreet yet complex sappy notes as well as a lighter stony and almost chalky edge. Beautifully ripe red and dark cherries grow and grow in the glass. The palate has a curvy, fleshy shape to it; it's really smooth and supple thanks to nut-ripe tannins. Hints of graphite-like savory flavours and bright dark cherry fruit power through the neatly framed, crisp finish. Best from 2018.   (12/2016)

91 points Vinous

  Bright, dark red. Aromatic scents of anise, red licorice, black pepper and herbs on the nose; more salty than fruity. Suave and juicy in the mouth, with enough raspberry fruit to support the pepper and herb elements. This silky wine conveys a very sexy soil-driven character and complicating salinity. No easy sweetness here but the finish shows excellent length and lift. The tightest of these three single-vineyard Pinots, finishing with a firm tannic spine. This should evolve gracefully in bottle and may ultimately merit an even higher score. 91+ (ST)   (5/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator

  Gravelly tannins give a muscular background to distinct mineral and white pepper flavors, with licorice and anise, cedar and tobacco notes. Robust on the finish. Drink now through 2026. (MW, Web Only-2016)

Bright ruby red, the bouquet has complexity with notes of black cherries and plum fruit. Lovely softness and texture in the mouth.

Porcini and truffle risotto, duck cassoulet, game and roast beef.


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Type: Red Wine



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