Escarpment Pahi Pinot Noir 2015
Grown from 30 year old vines and hand plunged every 12 hours this wine was made to be explored and enjoyed over several hours with good friends and great conversation. Ferrous tannins drive this concentrated Pahi Pinot Noir. This old world style of pinot noir will continue to develop for up to 10 years.
The Wine Front – Grown on the Pahi vineyard, Princess St, Martinborough. 28 year old vines. 30% new oak. 50% whole bunch. Press release says this is the last Pahi, with a 30 year relationship closing with the passing of the vineyard owner. Dark cherry, liquorice root, liberal spice, a dried flower perfume, some vanilla too. Medium bodied, dense and minerally tannin, a little roast meat and dried herb, beautiful dark fruit, precise and clean acidity, and a perfumed, dried herb strewn finish of superb length. A wonderful swansong.
In a mixed or straight case: $66.49