Nikau Point ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Apr-2014
Marlborough fruit cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 6 g/L RS. Full, even, straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. This has a fulsome and deep nose with softly packed aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, honey and savoury, secondary minerally notes. Off-dry to taste, the mouthfeel is soft and rounded with up-front flavours of ripe apricots and honey, along with some savoury, secondary development. The fruit sweetness combines with the residual sugar providing a richness and a soft, open mouthfeel. There is some alcohol warmth and power along with phenolic textures carrying the palate and botrytis-like flavours to an easy-flowing finish showing some bitter stonefruit kernel nuances. This is an up-front, rounded off-dry Pinot Gris with honied and savoury development flavours. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 2+ years. 16.5/20 Apr 2014 RRP $17.95

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