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Pinot Noir

Esk Valley - Pinot Noir 2019

New Zealand
Red Wine from Hawke's Bay · New Zealand
Price: £12.95
Case Rate: £12.32
Ex Tax: £10.79
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Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
Winery: Esk Valley
Wine Maker: Gordon Russell
Grape: Pinot Noir
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Limited Stock: (30 btls)
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Rating 90 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
Winery: Esk Valley
Wine Maker: Gordon Russell
Grape: Pinot Noir
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

This is a elegant and complex style of Pinot Noir showcasing the quality of the 2014 harvest. Very typical of Marlborough Pinot Noir, it exhibits aromatics and flavours of red fruits, plum and cherry with a subtle oak influence. Although a powerful wine, it has an elegance and underlying acidity typical of the harvest which makes it a fine match with food

Food matching

Enjoy with a wide range of game dishes, red meats, duck, pork and tuna.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012) - 90 pts

eRobertParker.com #209 Oct 2013. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2012 Pinot Noir shows a good intensity of crushed cranberry and red cherry aromas with underlying damp soil and dried thyme notes. Medium-bodied with plenty of juicy red berry flavors to fill the palate plus a solid backbone of finely grained tannins and lively acidity, finishing long and earthy. Drink it now to 2016+.


JancisRobinson.com (2015) - 16.5 pts

Tasted Jan 2017 - Bright crimson. Racy with good energy and life. Layers with a little bit of oak still in evidence but not badly. Savoury, dry finish. Serious stuff.


James Suckling (2015) - 88 pts

A gently reductive edge is on offer here with brambly red cherries and cassis fruit. This has a neat palate that's bright and straight-shooting. Drink now.


Wine Front (2013) - 90 pts

Mint nougat, dark cherry and raspberry. Medium bodied, fruity and ripe, almost a ‘minerally’ feel, ripe powdery tannin, clean acidity and a pretty long finish. No sappy bitterness in this wine, which is great to see (and taste).


Michael Cooper (2015) - 4 stars

The 2015 vintage (4*) was hand-harvested in the Awatere Valley and Southern Valleys, and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (13 per cent new). Delicious from the start, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with gentle tannins and strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity.