|Description:||Rating Made from own-rooted Abel Clone fruit grown near the winery off Te Muna Road, the 2017 Kupe Pinot Noir boasts the lowest alcohol level (12.5%) I recall seeing on an Escarpment Pinot Noir. It's done a great job integrating the 70% whole-bunch fermentation, leaving behind spicy, black cherry-laced aromas and flavors. Despite the modest alcohol, it's full-bodied, plush and rich, with a long finish and complex herb and spice shadings. Anticipated Maturity: 2019-2030 (Wine Advocate Review) Distinctive, with dense fruit flavors, velvety tannins and a delightful aromatic profile, showing off whiffs of mahogany and cigar box. Complex black truffle, blackberry pie and cedar notes wrap around the muscular core, showing off tremendous harmony on the long finish. Drink now through 2035. 250 cases made, 50 cases imported. 93 Points (Wine Spectator Review) Winemaker Larry McKenna's Pinots all possess a signature style, while also being incredibly terroir-expressive. The Kupe is a gorgeous example of this, rippling with waves of raspberry, strawberry and black-cherry fruit, white-pepper spice, crushed rose petals and warm tarmac. The palate is poised and balanced with slinky red fruit, streaks of minerality and fine, granular, powerful tannins. Some French oak shows but should integrate with time. Drink through 2029. (Wine Enthusiast Review).|
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Previously available from Mister Wright
1593 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10128
First added to 1000 Corks on November 5, 2020.
This product was inactivated December 27, 2020.
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