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Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Gris

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Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Gris

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This distinctive, 'Burgundian-inspired' Pinot Gris is batrel-fermented. The 2009 vintage was delicious from the start. An authoritative wine, it is fleshy and rich, with concenttated stone-fruit and pear flavours, finely integtated oak and a finely textured, smooth (5 gtams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Drink now or cellar.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The 2003 vintage from Larry McKenna is the finest yet. Fermented and matured in seasoned French oak barriques (new oak is deliberately avoided), it shows a fullness of body, richness and roundness that is highly Alsace-like. Light yellow, with ripe stone-fruit aromas, it is sturdy and smooth, with a subtle oak influence, lovely concentration and harmony and a slightly honeyed richness.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
A top debut, the 2001 vintage from Larry McKenna was grown 'in town' at the Station Bush vineyard, hand-picked from first-crop vines and fermented in seasoned oak barrels. The bouquet is fresh, spicy and floral; the palate is rich and round, with beautifully fresh, concentrated flavours of pears and spice fleshed out with subtle oak. The creamy-textured 2002 is smooth and full, with strong, peachy, spicy, slightly honeyed, nutty and mealy flavours in a complex style with loads of character.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
A top debut, the 2001 vintage from Larry McKenna was grown 'in town' at the Station Bush vineyard, hand-picked from first-crop vines and fermented in seasoned oak barrels. The bouquet is fresh, spicy and floral; the palate is rich and round, with beautifully fresh, concentrated flavours of pears and spice fleshed out with subtle oak. A big-bodied wine with gentle acidity and lovely mouthfeel, it's already delicious.
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