Wine Orbit Review | August 2021

Wine Orbit Review | August 2021

We're thrilled to received the latest accolades from Sam Kim, Wine Orbit. 

 

 

Escarpment NOIR 2020

93 Points 

5 Stars

"Youthfully charming and beautifully fragrant, the wine shows dark cherry, floral, thyme and subtle mushroom characters, followed by a succulent palate that's plump and fruit expressive with an elegant spicy nuance. Harmonious and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2026."

Read more about the Escarpment NOIR here

 

Escarpment Chardonnay 2020

94 Points

5 Stars

"Restrained and refined, the wine shows subtle notes of nectarine, lemon peel, nougat, oatmeal and cashew on the nose, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate displaying excellent focus as well as richly textured mouthfeel. Gorgeously composed and elegant. At its best: 2022 to 2030." 

Read more about the Escarpment Chardonnay here

 

Escarpment Pinot Noir 2019

95 Points

5 Stars

"Beautifully ripe and fragrant with dark plum, dried herb, toasted spice and almond notes, it’s beautifully rounded and flowing in the mouth offering fine texture and polished tannins. Juicy and fleshy with pristine fruit flavours backed by spicy complexity, making it splendidly appealing. At its best: 2023 to 2030."

Read more about the Escarpment Pinot Noir here

 

Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2019

95 Points

5 Stars

"Complex and engaging, the wine shows dark berry, game, thyme, roasted nut and forest floor nuances on the nose, leading to a powerful yet elegant palate that’s wonderfully weighted and textured. Rich and powerful with a firmer profile, ensuring its gracious development. At its best: 2023 to 2034."

Read more about the Escarpment Te Rehua here.

 

Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2019

97 Points 

5 Stars

"This gracefully stylish pinot shows perfumed aromas of dark cherry, charcuterie, dried herb, nutmeg and warm spice on the nose. The concentrated palate displays outstanding depth and persistence, while remaining poised and elegant. Solidly built with structure and harmony, finishing impressively long and seamless. At its best: 2025 to 2037."

Read more about the Escarpment Kupe here.

 

Sam Kim's Wine Scoring System

5 Stars

100 pts

 

5

96 - 100

Exceptional quality exhibiting highest level of concentration and complexity.

5

93 – 95

Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type.

4.5

89 - 92

Excellent quality showing high level of concentration and balance.

4

85 - 88

Very good quality displaying attractive flavours and good balance.

3.5

81 - 84

Good quality, easy drinking with straightforward flavours.

Not all wines tasted by Wine Orbit are published including those rated below 3 stars.

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