The Edge Pinot Noir 2011
Escarpment is located in Martinborough, New Zealand, and was founded by Larry and Sue McKenna and Robert and Mem Kirby who wanted to create a definitive style of Pinot Noir for their winery. The Escarpment Pinot Noir is fuller-bodied than many of its counterparts and has an alluring smokiness.
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The oak is quite present on the nose and is joined by a fruit compote of berry fruits and hazy smokiness. The oak and fruit form a full-bodied palate with balanced acidity and reasonably gentle tannins. The finish is an extravaganza of red and black berry fruits.