Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2014

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Apr-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, paler on rim. The nose is softly full with good depth and concentration of yellow stonefruits and exotic yellow florals lifted by aromatic esters, revealing some honeysuckle and confectionary elements in the glass. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, moderately rich yellow stonefruit flavours are melded with lifted florals and esters. This has good weight and presence with underlying alcoholic power and drive. The mouthfeel has freshness with balanced acidity which adds to the energy and line. The palate leads to a fine-textured, dry, sustained finish with lifted aromatic notes. This is a soft, aromatic dryish Pinot Gris with some alcoholic power. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, Gladstone from 7 and 8 y.o. vines, 33% fermented and aged in seasoned oak to 14.5% alc. and 4.5 g/L RS, the wine spending 9 months on lees. 16.5/20 Apr 2015 RRP $24.00

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