Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2017

Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2017

 

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Escarpment
Kupe Pinot Noir 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Martinborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

#7 in Wine Speactator TOP 100 2015 !

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 98 2017
WE Wine Enthusiast 95 2017
BC Bob Campbell MW 95 2017
WS Wine Spectator 93 2017
RP Robert Parker 93 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings
The wine is a true reflection of both Martinborough’s unique terroir and the skills and experience of winemakers Larry McKenna and Huw Kinch.

James Suckling (JS) : 98 Points (2017)
This pinot has an x-factor that sets it apart. There’s an almost peppery edge to the violet, blueberry and red-cherry nose with sappy and earthy elements, as well as roasted game and fragrant baking spices. The palate has a very plush, attractive and fresh array of vibrant and detailed pinot fruit on offer. Long and precise. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 95 Points (2017)
Winemaker Larry McKenna's Pinots all possess a signature style, while also being incredibly terroir-expressive. The Kupe is a gorgeous example of this, rippling with waves of raspberry, strawberry and black-cherry fruit, white-pepper spice, crushed rose petals and warm tarmac. The palate is poised and balanced with slinky red fruit, streaks of minerality and fine, granular, powerful tannins. Some French oak shows but should integrate with time. Drink through 2029.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 95 Points (2017)
A cool vintage has produced a lower alcohol in Escarpment's flagship pinot noir, although the plum, berry and spice flavours are perfectly ripe. An elegant and seductive wine with serious cellaring potential. (BC) (4/2019)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 93 Points (2017)
Distinctive, with dense fruit flavors, velvety tannins and a delightful aromatic profile, showing off whiffs of mahogany and cigar box. Complex black truffle, blackberry pie and cedar notes wrap around the muscular core, showing off tremendous harmony on the long finish. Drink now through 2035. 250 cases made, 50 cases imported.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2017)
Made from own-rooted Abel Clone fruit grown near the winery off Te Muna Road, the 2017 Kupe Pinot Noir boasts the lowest alcohol level (12.5%) I recall seeing on an Escarpment Pinot Noir. It's done a great job integrating the 70% whole-bunch fermentation, leaving behind spicy, black cherry-laced aromas and flavors. Despite the modest alcohol, it's full-bodied, plush and rich, with a long finish and complex herb and spice shadings.

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RP
94
WS
93
RP
92
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DCT
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WS
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WS
91
RP
90
JS
94
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RP
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Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 14-02-2020 . Score: 5