2014 Escarpment "Te Rehua" Pinot Noir Martinborough (Elsewhere $55+) SKU #1329462

$49.99

RC 99 BC 96 RP 93
WS 92 VN 91
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  • Brian Fogarty
    By: Brian Fogarty
    12/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Pinot Noir from the McCreanor vineyard famous for its deep, gravely subsoil; Te Rehua is a fruit forward wine that experienced 12 days of punch down and then matured gracefully in only 30% new French oak. Black cherries and an undercurrent of rocky mineral are braced with firm, mature tannins that helps the wine find its balanced expression in a long unctuous finish.
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    11/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose has intense but cool red fruits that are barely framed by a fine but faint cocoa dust and subtle oak spice note. With a little time a diffused savory herbal note appears behind the fruit. It is a fairly big Pinot with richness and great mid-palate texture. The fruit commands your attention, it puts the oak and tannin in their place, on the periphery. It is not a "fruity" wine but the fruit has intensity. A dry lingering finish where the oak spice and savory elements build on the finish. This is a very impressive Pinot.

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