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Bohemian ‘The Poet’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017

22 March,2018

‘Bohemian’ is the own wine brand of distributors Dhall and Nash. The concept of Bohemian was launched in 2010, and I tasted a range of wines made by winemakers in Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Central Otago who worked viticulturally as well as in winemaking to make wines to Puneet Dhall and Brandon Nash’s specifications on representing terroir, respecting nature and achieving balance in the wines. Since then the ‘Bohemian’ label has become more serious and focussed. The latest iterations are a Pinot Gris 2017 made by Julianne Brogden of Collaboration Wines in Hawke’s Bay, which I review here, and a Pinot Noir 2015 made by Kai Schubert of Schubert Wines in the Wairarapa. www.winebohemian.com

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Bohemian ‘The Poet’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017

Pinot Gris from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay

17.5/20

Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, very light edged. The nose is softly full with aromas of white stonefruits and subtle notes of pears, along with white florals and suggestions of nuts and minerals. This is elegantly concentrated and shows good depth. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a softly concentrated and rich heart of white stonefruit flavours entwined with notes of pears and florals, revealing nutty elements, and a little smoke. The fruit richness is enhanced by crisp acidity and the palate has gently textured, mouthfilling flavours. The wine carries softly to a light, nuanced finish. This is a gently rich and concentrated dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral, pear and nutty flavours on a fresh palate. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 2-3 years. A blend of two picks of fruit, both WBP direct to barrel, 50% undergoing indigenous yeast fermentation to 13.0% alc. and 4-5 g/L RS, the wine aged 5 months on lees in seasoned oak. Winemaker: Julianne Brogden. 17.5/20 Mar 2018 RRP $22.00

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