Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kiwa" 2013
(Martinborough, New Zealand) - [JS 95] [WA 91] [WE 91] [WS 90]
Regular price $95.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $15.03
Kiwa Pinot Noir is bright ruby red in color. The bouquet has complexity with notes of black cherries and plum fruit. There is a lovely softness and texture in the mouth. This is an outstanding example of classic Pinot Noir. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - James Suckling:
A dark, brooding pinot that is reticent and introspective. Plenty of earth, mocha, dark chocolate, dark plum, slate, graphite and black cherry. The palate has deeply anchored power, and strapping, sturdy tannins are hinged to mocha-tinged black-cherry and blood-plum flavor. The finish runs out smooth, long and even. Drink in 2019. (Oct 6, 2014)
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Kiwa Pinot Noir has a nose of mulberries, red plums and red currants with suggestions of cinnamon stick and wild thyme. Medium-bodied, it offers layers of earth and dried herb flavors complimenting the red berry character and framed by chewy tannins, finishing long."
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This wine shows a bit of brown-sugar-inflected oak at the moment, along with hints of cola, menthol and vanilla. Cocoa, cinnamon and cedar notes are all backed by dark cherry fruit and crushed-velvet-textured tannins. Drink now–2023."
90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Toasted caramel, vanilla and coffee bean notes open up into concentrated kirsch, plum and raspberry flavors, with firm, dense tannins and a mélange of spicy notes on the long finish. Drink now through 2025."