Escarpment Pinot Noir "Te Rehua" 2014 (Martinborough, New Zealand) - [RP 93] [ST 91] [WS 92][WE 90]

Escarpment Pinot Noir "Te Rehua" 2014
(Martinborough, New Zealand) - [RP 93] [ST 91] [WS 92][WE 90]

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RP93 ST91 WS92 WE90
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Notes about the Vineyard:
This vineyard has a very clear style expression evolving from a traditional planting approach. Geoff Bunny sourced as many clones of Pinot Noir that were available in 1990 and planted them at random in the 1.1ha site. Diversity in planting material is an important part of Terrior producing more complexity and an array of fruit flavours in the resulting wines. Now owned by Tim & Ruth Barton the site is well sheltered and on the edge of the escarpment formed by the Huangarua River. The alluvial loams are typical of Martinborough and help to give the unique qualities when combined with the ideal summer and autumn weather patterns.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium ruby colored, the 2014 Te Rehua Pinot Noir displays a gorgeous core of cherries, pomegranate and forest floor with wild thyme and lavender hints. Crisp, firm and chewy in the mouth, it offers elegant fruit with great intensity, going savory/earthy in the long finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Dec 2016)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Distinctly dark aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, anise, licorice, black pepper and black tea. Silky and enveloping; a very spicy, darker style of Pinot but with a wonderfully fine-grained, seamless texture. Plenty of fruit here, complicated by underlying salinity. Finishes with very suave, building tannins and sneaky length." (May 2016)

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Robust and intense, with plenty of fresh earth notes, muscular tannins and smoky tea, rosemary and roasted plum flavors. Complex and generous on the finish, ending harmoniously. Drink now through 2026. 350 cases made." –MW (Oct 2016)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This doesn't have the same floral notes on the nose as the other 2014s from Escarpment, but instead offers aromas of baking spices, vanilla and black cherries. In the mouth, it's crisp and medium in weight—not the most generous wine right now—but the tart, lingering finish suggests it should age well. Try after 2018." - JC (Dec 2016)