Product Overview

Overall rating:

Points 83

Esk Valley

Grape Variety:Pinot Noir
Drink:2012 - 2017

Product:

Esk Valley, 2011

Producer:

Peter McCombie MW

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Floral spice, red fruit, hedgerow fruit; tarry oak up front and dark fruit follows, a bit sour with earthy, astringent tannins in evidence. A bit schizophrenic.

Christine Parkinson

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Closed, vaguely fruity nose. Palate is confected: blackcurrant ‘jelly babies’. Balanced, fresh, and with moderate tannins and some minerality, but feels hollow and finish is mid length. Lacks varietal character.

Joanna Simon

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Deep colour. Open, fragrant, fruity, ripe nose. Ripe, but not jammy black cherry and raspberry fruit on palate. Clean and pure, with subtle oak, well-balanced acidity, good length.

Details

Wine name:Esk Valley
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content:13.5%
Wine colour:Red
Wine vintage:2011
Price:£13.99
Wine style:Red, medium-bodied