The Elder Pinot Martinborough Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Dec-2014
Brilliant straw-lemon colour with some green hues. The bouquet is quiet in expression with soft stonefruit kernel aromas, the fruit now entering the secondary spectrum with savoury elements. The aromatics are gentle and full. Dry to taste, the palate features a firm and well-concentrated core. The wine is taut with a textured, dry linearity, the savoury stonefruit flavours compact, with minerally lees interest. The wine has good tension and carries to a sustained finish with faintly bitter stonefruit kernel notes. This will remain a tighter, more elegant wine. 2-3 years 17.0+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $N/A Bright, pale sraw-yellow colour, pale on edge. Fresh, steely, minerally yellow stonefruit aromas show with good depth and detail. Some exotic tropical fruit notes with barrel work and nuances of oak emerge in the glass, growing with interest. Dryish to taste, and medium-bodied, gentle, but lively citrus and stonefruit flavours are enhanced with nuances of white florals and minerals. The acidity is bright and lively, and carry a good core of fruit with some linearity and drive. This has a softly refreshing mouthfeel that leads to a crisp, steely and racy finish. This is an elegantly refreshing Pinot Gris to serve with antipasto or match with seafood and poultry over the next 3-4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Hanson' vineyard, Te Muna, fermented to 13.5% alc. and 5 g/L rs. The wine was partially aged in seasoned oak, and given some batonnage, with no MLF. 17.5-/20 Jul 2012 RRP $37.00

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