Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.
This year, Escarpment KUPE Pinot Noir 2013 and Kumeu River Chardonnay 2012 had made themselves #7 (95 points) and #54 (93 points) in the list, CONGRATULATIONS!
Escarpment KUPE Pinot Noir 2013 (Martinborough, New Zealand) #7 (95 points)
Complex, concentrated and intriguing, with fleshy blackberry and plum flavours at the core, showing highlights of black walnut, sandalwood, dried pine needle, black pepper and musky Darjeeling tea. The tannins are refined and plush, and the finish is epic. Drink now through 2030. — MW
Kumeu River Chardonnay 2012 (Kumeu, New Zealand) #54 (93 points)
Sleek and generous, with peach, pear, spice and honey notes, supported by refreshing, vibrant acidity. The spice and toasted nut notes gain momentum on the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. — MW
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