2014 Escarpment ‘PAHI’ Pinot Noir Martinborough 750ml



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SKU: 9421018436918


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"In a recent article for Wine Spectator, entitled ‘Catching Fire,’ Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec wrote that ‘New Zealand wines are on a hot streak.‘ There are small producers who are making vibrant, complex wines that are distinctive and delicious. We just received the new 2014 vintage from Escarpment – the scores are high, and the prices accessible for this level of quality. I love that these wines are drinkable now, but can be cellared for years of enjoyment. New Zealand wines are hot, and these elegant and powerful Escarpment wines are perfect examples of why. In fact, I will be going to New Zealand at the end of the month to meet the producers, taste the wines and discover new finds from this up-and-coming wine region." – Glen Knight, Wine House

Wine Spectator: 91 points

Juicy and vibrant, with cherry, raspberry and pomegranate flavors and an earthy, firm edge. Features aromatic accents of dried lavender, nutmeg and fresh tomato leaf. Drink now through 2026.

Review date: October 2016

Wine Enthusiast: 93 points

Plummy yet cool, with a greenish, floral note that adds lift and interest to the dark-fruit aromas and flavors. This is a bit austere and dusty, but long on the finish, so drink 2018–2030.

Review date: December 2016

James Suckling: 97 points

The clear and swirling whole-bunch aromatics here are really charming and bursting with attractive and complex pinot perfumes such as rose petals, sweet spices and bright red-tinged berry fruits. The palate has handy definition, light and shade, powerful yet reserved detail and long tannins that run in unison through a very focused, juicy and punchy crisp finish. I love this wine for its elegance and power it's great pinot at its finest. Best from 2018.

Review date: December 2016