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2017 Escarpment Pinot Noir

Martinborough, NEW ZEALAND
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2025-2026)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin

Deep dark red colour with tinges of black around the edges and a light red hue. Perfumed aromas of violets, dark cherries, anise and wild strawberries blossom from the glass followed by some meaty notes and spicy cedar. Light in body the palate possesses rich dark cherry, anise and dark plum fruits which are interwoven with earth, toasty cedar and spice. Slightly dryish tannins lead into a medium length aftertaste that’s a touch chalky in its feel.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews…..
This has a very rich, ripe and attractive feel with innate depth that arrives by means of the region, experience and methods in play here. The dark and red cherries and plums are beautifully fresh and vibrant and framed in earthy, sappy notes that add complexity. The palate is intense yet plush. The rich dark cherries are cleverly captured and wrapped in reassuringly long, smooth tannins. Lots to like here! Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 points