What the Critics say
Surprisingly light colour for a Kiwi pinot but the intensity and length of flavour are there. The tremendously complex bouquet speaks of undergrowth, fresh-turned earth, spices and dried fruits and flowers. Fine tannins. Elegantly focused on the palate, lingering and satisfying, it's the ideal red to serve with roast pork or mushroom risotto.
Escaroth is tucked away in the Southern Valley’s Taylor Pass in Marlborough. It produces a bewildering fragrance of peony and violets, red cherry and pomegranate overlaid with a smoky, earthy savouriness. It is a site that truly reflects vintage variation with this inaugural release displaying the perfume and delicacy of the year, whilst retaining its innate muscular tannin structure that ensures it will age even better than Keith Richards. The low-yielding, dry-farmed site gives intensity and enables the use of a high degree of whole-bunch fermentation, adding further complexity and structure.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|