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Larry McKenna

Kupe Pinot Noir 2014

  • Alcohol by volume: 14.1%
  • Total acid: 5.4g/L
  • pH: 3.60
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L
  • Total dry extract: 31.3g/L
  • Closure: Natural Cork
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This is the tenth release from The Escarpment Vineyard’s close planted vineyard on Te Muna Road, Martinborough.

The vines which have grown this wine have been our pride and joy since being planted in 1999. The spacing of 1.5m * 1m (6,600 vines/ha) is approaching the planting densities used in Burgundy from where the inspiration for this wine comes. The season was warm and drier than average for this block. It has created fruit harvested in brilliant condition giving ripe flavours and soft tannins. The summer was as good as the inspirational 2013 vintage.

Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques for 18 months. It was bottled without fining or filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and texture.

The wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on release in 2016. It is at the vanguard of Pinot noir style in the New World and should age gracefully for up to 10 years. The wine is a true reflection of both Martinborough’s unique terroir and the skills and experience of winemakers Larry McKenna and Huw Kinch.

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

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Kupe Pinot Noir 2014
Stephen Tanzer 92/100
Raymond Chan 19.5+/20
Bob Campbell 98/100
Burghound 90/100

Kupe Pinot Noir 2013
Gourmet Traveller 98/100
Raymond Chan 20/20
Bob Campbell 98/100
James Suckling 99/100
Wine Spectator 95/100
Decanter 95/100
George Truby 100/100
Robert Parker 93+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 93+/100

Kupe Pinot Noir 2012
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Stephen Tanzer 90+/100
Raymond Chan 18.5/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Australian Wine Review 18.5/20
Rebecca Gibb 18.5/20
James Suckling 94/100
Robert Parker 92+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 92+/100

Kupe Pinot Noir 2011
Gourmet Traveller 97/100
Raymond Chan 19.5/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Robert Parker 93+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 93+/100

Kupe Pinot Noir 2010
Gourmet Traveller 95/100
Raymond Chan 19+/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
James Suckling 90/100
Wine Anorak 95/100

Kupe Pinot Noir 2009
Gourmet Traveller 97/100
Stephen Tanzer 87/100
Raymond Chan 19+/20
Bob Campbell 19.5/20

VINTAGE CHART

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2006

2013-2016

2007

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2008

2015-2018

2009

2016-2019

2010

2017-2020

2011

2018-2021

2012

2019-2022

2013

2020-2023

2014

2021-2024

20   Year when wine should be at its best to drink under ideal cellaring conditions.

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