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Escarpment 2013 Kiwa Pinot Noir, Martinborough $62

Intense, dark-fleshed (Black Doris) plums is the most obvious descriptor, but there are many more including liquorice, mixed spice (especially anise and a cardamom), leather, dried herb and the subtle aroma of red rose petals. Firmly structured wine but with plenty of flesh on its bones. The density and complexity alone are evidence of a pretty special vintage. (Cork) Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now-2026

Food match: Rump of Lamb Roasted in Aged Balsamic with Artichokes, Yoghurt and Date

Stockists: Regional Wines, Wellington; Glengarry Wines, Auckland

Ranked #3 of 36 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from Martinborough

Price Benchmark: $79.93 Avg 96pt 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 97.0 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

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