Nockie’s Palette Pinot Gris 2019, Waitaki Valley

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 12-May-2021
Brilliantly bright, light golden-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is softly growing in spice and power, nuances of citrus, dried pear melded with an amalgam of spices and a hint of honey. Full-bodied, dry to taste, an exquisite palate filled with aromas of preserved lemon, citrus zest and ginger, unfolding nashi pear, rich honey essence and warm spices linger to a dry, citrusy finish. The wine has an ethereal unctuous mouthfeel, carry ginger and spices throughout; lively acidity cleanses the palate. The fruit has concentration and power, subtle beeswax and honey element added interest. This is powerful, dry Pinot Gris with citrus and pear fruit, ample spices on an ethereal, smooth palate. Match with veal tenderloin and squid risotto over the next 5 years. Late harvested Pinot Gris, barrel-fermented to dry, 14.5% alc. Vegan friendly. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) May 2021 RRP $39

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