Esk Valley, 2011

Esk Valley

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Drink: 2012 - 2017

Manufacturer:

Esk Valley

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