This Reserva is produced from old, low yielding vines. 2009 was a strong vintage in Rioja, and the Reserva has plenty of weight and fine-grained tannins, and an immense nose of incense and spice.
An inviting garnet colour, this wine offers a blackberry bouquet, accented with persistent notes of rose petal and subtle wood smoke. A warming palate with undertones of spice and graphite.
A perfumed, delicate Pinot Noir, with elegantly textured tannins and soft and supple fruit. Escarpment's style is one of 'the perfect mix of black, red and green fruit flavours'.
Displaying subtle fragrances of honeysuckle, powerful passion fruit and goosebery flavours on the nose, which develop into blackcurrant leaf, lime and ripe nettles on the palate.
The palate offers great depth, combining the citrus fruit with subtle brioche and hazelnut, and has a creamy finish.
"Very deep garnet-purple colored, notes of warm blackberries and blueberries with nuances of menthol, some spice cake, anise and bacon fat". 91 points. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate.
The wines come from selected parcels of old vines, and are made with a minimalist approach, including fermentation by natural yeasts, for a classically elegant, sweet and savoury structure.