Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
75% ‘O'Dwyers Farm' Rapaura fruit with 25% from the ‘Starborough Terrace' Awatere site, some of the fruit given skin contact, fermented with 10% in old French oak to 13.5% alc. and 4 g/L rs. Bright, full, pale straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. The nose is full, smoothly presented with up-front aromas of ripe pears and exotic florals, lifted by some fresh fermentation esters, showing excellent depth and underlying intensity. Dryish to taste, lush, ripe, but restrained pear and exotic tropical fruits with honeysuckle notes feature on a finely-textured, smooth flowing palate. There is good presence from a harmonious blend of alcohol body, fruit depth and lacy acidity providing power and drive to the palate line. A subtle unctuousness leads to a generous, slightly warm and gently sweet-fruited finish. This is an attractively ripe and subtly luscious off-dry Pinot Gris with a growing generosity. Serve with Asian cuisine, seafood and poultry over the next 4+ years. 18.0/20 Oct 2012 RRP $21.95

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