FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
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 "Pristine and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, green pear, jasmine and subtle spice aromas, leading to a richly textured palate that's juicy and fleshy. Beautifully expressed with delectable fruit flavours, offering terrific drinking."
The winery writes "Off-dry in style and showing classic varietal notes of pear, red apple, cinnamon and sweet floral aromatics, the complex palate blends jasmine with nectarine, ginger, mint and lime."
Cameron Douglas writes "Intense, plush, fruity, spicy and varietal. Aromas of green pear and quince, ripe apple and white rose, a stony mineral layer and sweet scented seductive perfume. On the palate - just dry with a tease of sugar, but mostly a core of ripe white fruits, youthful, crisp and refreshing acid line and a core of flavour. Texture is important with Gris and this wine does not disappoint with fine fruit tannins chalky mouthfeel accentuated with acidity and gently warming alcohol nd contrasted with a core of fruit flavours to reflect the bouquet. Balanced, well made, youthful yet also ready and a dry finish.”