Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2015
Full, even straw-yellow with a pink blush and orange-gold hues. The nose is full, broad and deeply concentrated, packed with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, pears, honeysuckle and layers of exotic and opulent spices and musk. This is fulsome, up-front and has aromatic presence. Off-dry to taste, the palate features lifted and perfumed pear fruit flavours along with exotic tropical fruits and honey. The mouthfeel is soft and rounded, enhancing the fruit richness. Well-balanced phenolics add to the structure and smooth textures and the wine flows with a degree of power and substance carrying to a full, accessible finish with yellow fruits, honey and nuances of red berries. This is a full, smooth, rich and rounded off-dry Pinot Gris with honied stonefruit and floral flavours. Serve with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 4 years. Late-picked fruit, 35% from the ‘Lawson’s Dry Hills Vineyard’ and 65% from the adjacent ‘Barnsley’ vineyard in the Waihopi Valley fermented in stainless-steel with a small portion in older French oak puncheons and barriques to 14.0% alc. and 8.4 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees with batonnage, 18.0/20 Jul 2015 RRP $23.99

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