Escarpment

Kupe Martinborough Pinot Noir

9.332 ratings
9.67 pro ratings
Martinborough, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Brilliant fruit, aged complexity, sweet tannins, juicy acidity and great presence. Long, rewarding and cleverly crafted. Love it!

Brilliant fruit, aged complexity, sweet tannins, juicy acidity and great presence. Long, rewarding and cleverly crafted. Love it!

Nov 28th, 2014
Igor Beron

Reductive canned tomatoes at first. Then it's earthy, leafy and shows an intriguing anise note. On the palate shows poise, it's vibrant and silky. Very long and refined.

Reductive canned tomatoes at first. Then it's earthy, leafy and shows an intriguing anise note. On the palate shows poise, it's vibrant and silky. Very long and refined.

Sep 21st, 2017
Anna Jørgensen

Funky, sulfuric, reduction on the nose (the good kind), while follows through quite flinty on the palate. Fruit is precise, preserved lemons and a hint of tinned pineapple. Acid is linear and keeps the wine in focus. Quite intense and full on the mid palate, finishes with a long creamy undertow.

Funky, sulfuric, reduction on the nose (the good kind), while follows through quite flinty on the palate. Fruit is precise, preserved lemons and a hint of tinned pineapple. Acid is linear and keeps the wine in focus. Quite intense and full on the mid palate, finishes with a long creamy undertow.

Jul 4th, 2017
Keith Crump

A good Wairarapa Chardonnay not over blown fruit a balance of acidity with some mild oak, grapefruit and white stone fruit good length

A good Wairarapa Chardonnay not over blown fruit a balance of acidity with some mild oak, grapefruit and white stone fruit good length

May 31st, 2017
Ieva Jirgena

Excellent! Earthy, full-bodied wine.

Excellent! Earthy, full-bodied wine.

Aug 17th, 2016
Dimitris Kritikos

Overevolved- both nose and mouth. Pity the expectations.

Overevolved- both nose and mouth. Pity the expectations.

Jun 12th, 2016
Brian Grech

High acidity, low in tannins. Cherries, both sweet and sour. In Pebble Beach.

High acidity, low in tannins. Cherries, both sweet and sour. In Pebble Beach.

Jun 8th, 2016
Keith Crump

This is a Kupe Chardonnay very clean Chablis like

This is a Kupe Chardonnay very clean Chablis like

Dec 21st, 2015
Craig Thompson

1p year old but beautiful Crimson, aromas of leather and spice. Medium bodied, delicious, elegant, great persistence. A great Pinot 96

1p year old but beautiful Crimson, aromas of leather and spice. Medium bodied, delicious, elegant, great persistence. A great Pinot 96

Jul 11th, 2015
Martina Spreafico

2003 Kupe well aged and good structure Pinot Noir

2003 Kupe well aged and good structure Pinot Noir

Sep 23rd, 2014