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Larry McKenna

Pahi Pinot Noir 2015

  • Alcohol by volume: 13.1%
  • Total acid: 5.3g/L
  • pH: 3.65
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L
  • Total dry extract: 28.3g/L
  • Closure: Screw Cap
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This wine was grown on the Pahi Vineyard Princess Street, Martinborough from 28 year old vines. A combination of slightly heavier soils and a blend of clones, 10/5, Abel and Clone 5 always rewards us with this particular style; soft, ripe, pure fruit expressions in an exceedingly New World Pinot Noir.

It was open topped fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 17 days. After pressing it was matured in 30% new French oak barriques for 18 months.

It was bottled without ning or ltration to protect the avours and promote a soft mouth feel and balance. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food.

Sadly this will be Escarpment’s last Pahi from this site. A 30 year relationship with this vineyard ended with the passing of Mr Jack McCreanor, one of nature’s gentlemen.

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

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Pahi Pinot Noir 2015
Raymond Chan 19+/20

Pahi Pinot Noir 2014
Raymond Chan 19-/20
Burghound 92/100
Stephen Tanzer 90+/100
Bob Campbell 95/100

Pahi Pinot Noir 2013
Raymond Chan 19/20
Bob Campbell 95/100
Australian Wine Review 17/20
Rebecca Gibb 18/20
James Suckling 97/100
Robert Parker 91/100

Pahi Pinot Noir 2012
Raymond Chan 18+/20
Bob Campbell 92/100
James Suckling 93/100
Robert Parker 90+/100

Pahi Pinot Noir 2011
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Raymond Chan 18.5/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Robert Parker 90+/100

Pahi Pinot Noir 2010
Gourmet Traveller 93/100
Raymond Chan 18+/20
Bob Campbell 4.5 stars
James Suckling 91/100

Pahi Pinot Noir 2009
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Raymond Chan 19.5-/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars

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20   Year when wine should be at its best to drink under ideal cellaring conditions.

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