Bob Campbell | March 2022
The Real Review by Bob Campbell
March 10th 2022
Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2020
Flagship wine from the Home Block, first planted in 1999. Seductive pinot noir with a core of sweet, ripe plum and cherry flavours together with floral and spice noted. Deliciously approachable now but with cellaring potential
Escarpment Kiwa Pinot Noir 2020
From 33-year-old vines that promote density and consistency. A bright, vibrant wine with black-fleshed plum, cherry, raspberry and five-spice with an appealing savoury and fresh herb edge.
Escarpment Pahi Pinot Noir 2020
An intense pinot noir with cassis, violet, red rose, plum, black cherry and spicy oak supported by tangy acidity and fine, peppery tannins. An aromatic wine that opened up as it sat in the glass. It deserves to be aerated
Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2020
Intense, ripe, almost lush fruit-forward pinot noir with floral, red rose, plum, cassis, anise and mixed spice flavours. A delicious wine, with a velvet texture and lingering finish. Will benefit from a little bottle age but can be appreciated now.
Escarpment Martinborough Chardonnay 2020
Crisp, tangy chardonnay with citrus, nectarine, hazelnut, struck-flint, green apple, baguette crust and subtle spicy oak flavours. Power delivered with finesse. Impressive now but with good cellaring potential.
Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020
Dense, fruity pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, fresh herbs, hedgerow and spicy oak flavours. An appealing wine that will benefit from cellaring but can be appreciated now
Escarpment NOIR Pinot Noir 2020
Made from organic grapes with minimal intervention, it is unfiltered with low sulphur additions to produce a fruitforward pinot noir with black cherry, plum, spice, dried herb and wood smoke flavours.