Clark Estate ‘Clericus’ Marlborough Wild Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2018
Bright, pale golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with good depth and rounded concentration of yellow stonefruits, hints of apricot and nutty, smoky oak and a little oxidative detail adding complexity. Medium in sweetness to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has rich and concentrated flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits with notes of apricots and yellow florals with honeysuckle, melded with a layer of nutty and creamy oak, unfolding a little smoke and oxidative nuances. The palate has good weight and mouthfilling presence, with genuine richness, which is brightened by light acidity. The wine flows with positive linearity, leading to en elegantly rich finish. This is a rich, rounded, concentrated and mouthfilling oak-influenced medium Pinot Gris with yellow stonefruit, apricot honied and floral flavours on a creamy, nutty palate with some complexing oxidative detail. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from individual rows, fermented in tank with 20% in barrel to 12.5% alc. and 15 g/L RS, the wine aged 7 months in gross lees. 18.5/20 Oct 2018 RRP $35.00

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