Babich ‘Black Label’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Mar-2014
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. The bouquet is moderately deep and aromatic with lifted yellow stonefruits, exotic florals and esters, with nuances of rose-petals and ginger, reminiscent of Gewurztraminer, revealing minerals and flint at the heart. Dryish to taste, lively, near-lush, honied flavours of stonefruits and florals form a palate with good body and a grainy texture. This has some concentration, with low acidity providing a rounded, near unctuous mouthfeel. The fruit brightness and energy carries the palate to a granular, lingering finish. This is a soft, subtly exotic Pinot Gris with good energy and some texture. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. Marlborough fruit, 80% fermented in stainless-steel and 20% in seasoned French oak to 13.5% alc. and 4.4 g/L RS. 17.5+/20 Mar 2014 RRP On-premise only

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