FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
All the Ara wines have impressed us but our team (and a large number of our customers) have become smitten with this plush and textural Marlborough Pinot Gris. The Ara range falls under the wider Giesen stable of wines and we think this 2020 Gris is the standout in their current line up. It's a full bodied style with weight and presence in the mouth and a palate that overflows with spicy pear and ripe citrus flavours. The initial taste has some fruit sweetness but the fresh tangy finish balances that perfectly and the flavours go on and on.
Bright elegant lemon-and-lime sorbet aromas with notes of bright juicy pears that flow through to the palate. Breezy, energetic, juicy and enjoyable. A fresh wine with great transparency.
Sam Kim writes "Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, the wine shows Nashi pear, apricot and floral aromas on the nose with a hint of spicy overtone. It’s pristine and concentrated on the palate, offering terrific fruit intensity backed by rounded mouthfeel and juicy acidity, finishing long and delicious."
Wish I could give it more stars
We love this Pinot Gris! So delicious. It was out of stock and we were very disappointed in ourselves for not buying more. Glad you've gotten it back!
Amazing price for such a delicious bottle of Pinot Gris