Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough 2017

This is a pleasant pinot noir from Escarpment in Martinborough, New Zealand. It has a subtle aroma of spice, rosemary and green stalks. On the palate, the fruit is ripe and youthful with a gentle petulance at times and the tannins are low to medium and finely knit. The oak is very well integrated (25%Continue reading “Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough 2017”

Dry River Pinot Noir 2008

Martinborough on New Zealand’s north island produces my preferred expression of New Zealand pinot noir.  Having literally heard of Dry River in the hallways, this was a first encounter with this well regarded Martinborough estate.  More premier cru than grand cru in style, it proved an enjoyable wine.  Its aromatics remind of black cherry, cedarContinue reading “Dry River Pinot Noir 2008”