95 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
This wine has made the prestigious Air NZ Fine Wines of New Zealand List.
What a gorgeous example of Central Otago Pinot Gris this is. This ethereal wine rates in any conversation of the very best Pinot Gris' we have tasted in the last few years. Opulent and perfectly balanced. Delectably persistent.
As good as it gets. Buy more than you need.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Elegant, complex and varietal. Aromas of orange peel and baked pear, some lees and gentle baking spice layers, blossoms, apples and quince. On the palate - a dry wine with a fresh pure fruit palate laced with flavours that reflect the nose along with a gentle silken texture and lengthy complex finish. An excellent example, well made and ready to enjoy from today and through 2024+."
Independent Wine Monthly writes "The 2018 Pinot Gris is proof that with some care and attention, pinot gris is capable of making wines of character and balance. Paul Pujol takes a serious approach to this much-maligned (at least in NZ) variety. Quite subtle on the nose with nashi pear and baked apple and with time in the glass opens up to give some mandarin notes. There is a wee hint of biscuit too. The palate is off dry, generous and sweetly fruited though has poise and balance keeping it tight and focussed."