Wine Rater | August 2022
New Zealand Chardonnay Tasting
Steve Bennett MW & Lynnette Hudson.
Escarpment Martinborough Chardonnay 2021
"Potent, complex, 'serious' nose with strong winemaking influence. There are luxurious aromas of peach, butter-slathered puff pastry, toasted almonds, vanilla pod and fresh cream. A very intense, concentrated, powerful style that pushes the boundaries. However, the structure is taut and saline with plenty of acid and a long citrus finish. It will be better still with extra time in the bottle to develop integration and harmony."