Wine Rater | June 2022
Wine Rater | An Overview of Pinot Gris, Riesling and all other Whites
Steve Bennett, Lynette Hudson
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Escarpment GRIS Pinot Gris 2021
Ripe, opulent, exuberant, complex, and vinous on the nose with alluring aromas of brown pear, apple strudel, beeswax, popcorn, cinnamon and baking spice. A big, broad, weighty, structural wine with impressive textural elements and complex barrel influence. Still very youthful, this wine has hidden depth and unfolds in the glass to show layers of flavour. A benchmark NZ, dry Pinot Gris.
Escarpment BLANC Pinot Blanc 2021
Complex, mealy wine with a lifted perfume showing green pear, banana and peach kernel fruit with a complex vanilla pod and cinnamon wine-making influence. Dry and broad with the classic, rich, palate structure of Pinot Blanc balanced by soft acidity, and boasting a long, tasty finish. Impressive, very approachable, a delicious food wine.
Escarpment GRIS Pinot Gris 2022
Ripe, complex, high-tone nose with candied aromas of toffee apple, pear, cucumber, honeysuckle and brioche lees characters. Full-flavoured, soft, dry, textural, weighty and mouth-filling, with attractive lees-influenced nutty, burnt sugar flavours and good persistence on the finish. Should drink well for the next few years.
Escarpment BLANC Pinot Blanc 2022
A restrained yet engaging, vinous bouquet with sophisticated, subtle aromas of lemon curd pie, chevre, cream cheese, vanilla, toasted brioche and almonds. Rich, textured and well-weighted palate with ripe, gala apple flavour and taut, lemon acidity adding balance before a long, satisfying finish. An impressive example of the variety.