FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Michael Cooper
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
93 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
What a winner. Sensational gris from this Central Otago producer. Winemaker Olly Masters has worked some serious magic here and the result is a plush, off-dry gris with flavours in the pear and red apple spectrum. A portion was fermented in ages French oak barrels which has added texture and complexity to the mid palate. A fine example of Central Otago Pinot Gris and one that the team at Misha's Vineyard can be very proud of.
Sam Kim writes "It is splendidly fruited and fabulously expressed on the nose showing fresh pear, rockmelon, nectarine and blossom aromas, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is succulent and flowing. The wine offers gorgeous fruit purity together with fine texture and refreshing acidity, finishing long and very appealing."
Michael Cooper writes "The refined 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Bendigo and 42 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak hogsheads. Made in an off-dry style (6.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is highly scented and strongly varietal. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with rich, vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, a very subtle oak influence, fresh, balanced acidity and a very harmonious finish."
Cameron Douglas writes "Fragrant, pure, fruity and varietal with aromas of pomacous fruits -sweet green pear and red apple, white spice of pepper, a soft lees moment with a gentle whit-beer note and creamy texture completing the bouquet. Flavours on the palate reflect the nose with white fleshed fruits and some white spice, a generous core, youthful acidity and warmth. Balanced, well made and lengthy finish. Immediately enjoyable and drinkable from today and through 2022.”
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