2013 Escarpment Pinot Noir Pahi

Year: 2013
Appellation: Martinborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Advocate: 91
James Suckling: 97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Pahi Pinot Noir is scented of red and black plums, black cherries and black tea with nuances of mossy tree bark. Medium-bodied, it has a solid backbone of chewy tannins supporting the expressive red and black berry flavors, finishing long and earthy." (WA)

"A darker expression in 2013, this has deep, spiced complexity, anise and other woody spices. The perfumed lift and hints of dark purple flowers lead to meaty nuances where there's plenty of depth. The palate has staggering cherry and plum flavors, but although the tannins are powerfully striking, they remain perfectly cloaked by the immense, deep fruit presence. As for the acidity, it's wired and deep and adds turbo-like power to the finish. Drink in 2019." (JS)