Rod McDonald ‘Mister’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 30-Apr-2017
Bright pale straw-yellow colour with slight green suggestions, very light on the rim. This has a tight, fresh and delicate nose with elegantly penetrating aromas of white stonefruits, pears and white florals. This is clean with a taut core that reveals a little nutty and mineral detail, along with clarity and purity with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a deep core, with good presence, but restrained flavours of white stonefruits entwined with florals, pears and a little honeysuckle. The palate core is softly concentrated with a fine, dry phenolic line and some underlying richness and power that carries the wine to a lingering, luscious finish of honeysuckle. This is an elegantly concentrated dry Pinot Gris with tight stonefruit, pear and floral notes, and a fine-textured palate with some richness and power. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 3 years. Fruit from Taradale and Haumoana, tank fermented to 12.5% alc. and 6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees undergoing batonnage. 17.5/20 May 2017 RRP $17.99

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