93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
This wine is multi-layered expressing luscious aromatics of ripe pear and nectarine with a hint of mace spice. These lively flavours are integrated with barrel influenced components delivering a spicy and nutty palate with length and depth.
A plush and richly textured Pinot Gris with nuances of pear, quince, apricot and nuttiness. This wine is full on the palate but retains the characteristic freshness associated with this region and the Estate.
The winery writes "Picked across a 7 day window in wonderful conditions, the earlier fruit showcased fresh nashi pear and slatey minerality through a clean tank ferment. The later picked fruit was barreled down and fermented to bring a depth of flflavour, texure and palate weight to the wine adding notes of sweet spice, and poached pear dessert. The combination of the two parcels leads to a wine of purity and complexity, with balance and a lingering finish."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Classic Otago Gris bouquet with a mix of white spice and green pear skin, the apples and a lees lager quality. As the wine opens up on the palate the texture from acidity, lees and ripe fruits fold in together adding complexity and mouthfeel. Dry, taut, youthful and delicious. A wine for any occasion with or wothout food. Don’t chill too much please. Best drinking from 2023 through 2027+."