GOLD | New Zealand Royal Easter Wine Show
FIVE STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Raymond Chan
Delightfully lush Pinot Gris with an array of lightly spiced stonefruit flavours on the palate and perfectly pitched ripe citrus finish. It's another outrageous bargain from Rapuara Springs. We can say with certainty that there would be plenty of other Marlborough producers who would be thrilled to have this modestly priced wine in their portfolio. A complete steal. Fill your boots.
Sam Kim writes "This is a fabulously styled pinot gris; the fragrant bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, pear, mandarin and jasmine characters, followed by a succulent palate that is beautifully weighted and supple. The wine delivers gorgeous fruit purity backed by silky texture and bright acidity, finishing deliciously long and juicy. At its best: now to 2021."
The winery writes "Succulent yellow nectarine, white peach and pear aromas mingle with complex floral honeysuckle and lychee notes. The palate, luscious and intense with sweet tropical fruit followed by lovely ginger spice notes. A ripe acidity carries the fleshy palate through and the wine finishes with a moreish minerality."