Escarpment 'Kupe' Pinot Noir 2018

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Bob Campbell MW
SKU
ESPN201812 UCAU
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Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques the wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on its release in 2012. Over the years this wine has received a huge number of accolades including Gourmet Traveller 97/100, Raymond Chan 19.5/20, Bob Campbell 5 stars, Robert Parker 93+/100 and Lisa Perrotta-Brown 93+/100 "Peppery and a little closed. Very youthful and not yet very expressive but opens up to more aroma. Crisp, juicy and lithe even though the tannins are present with quite a grip on the finish. 60% whole bunch. Juicy and fresh and long and fine tannins." - Jancis Robinson MW
Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques the wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on its release in 2012. Over the years this wine has received a huge number of accolades including Gourmet Traveller 97/100, Raymond Chan 19.5/20, Bob Campbell 5 stars, Robert Parker 93+/100 and Lisa Perrotta-Brown 93+/100 "Peppery and a little closed. Very youthful and not yet very expressive but opens up to more aroma. Crisp, juicy and lithe even though the tannins are present with quite a grip on the finish. 60% whole bunch. Juicy and fresh and long and fine tannins." - Jancis Robinson MW

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Bob Campbell MW

This complex pinot noir lives up to its flagship status and is clearly the best of Escarpment's range of 2018s. Moderately intense wine with impressively layered flavours that include floral, dried herb, cedar, mixed spice and and baked-earth characters.