Kerner Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-May-2014
Bright, full and even, pale-gold colour. The bouquet is softly full with deep aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits and waxy, tropical fruits along with some savoury floral and secondary development notes. Some complexing minerally lees and nutty, smoky barrel-ferment elements add detail. Dry to taste, waxy stonefruit flavours feature on a palate with weight and body, the mouthfeel rounded and soft. The flavours flow smoothly, the barrel-ferment suggesting creaminess, unfolding layers of interest with nuts, spices and flowers. Some phenolic textures appear and guide the palate with good drive and linearity to a positive finish. This is a subtly complex, dry Pinot Gris with a waxy roundness, fine textures and a little secondary development and oak detail. Serve with white meat dishes over the next 3 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in French oak barriques to 13.7% alc. and 3.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months on lees. 17.5/20 May 2014 RRP $25.99

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