"Fleshy and appealing, with vibrant cherry and plum notes that have nutmeg and black tea flavors lingering on the finish. Offers good intensity and a velvety texture. Drink now through 2026." Wine Spectator, Oct 2016, 90 Points. Top 100 December issue.
"Balance" was the word du jour from our judges here, along with "alluring spicy bouquet", "lovely fresh acidity", "crisp citrus bite on the finish" and "charming". Yvonne even felt it had a "mojito note" and commented on the purity and richness of this highly aromatic southern example. Dish Magazine, Pinot Gris Tasting Panel, #5 / Silver Medal in Top 12 of New Zealand Pinot Gris.
Ripe fleshy fruits bouquet of sweet pear and red apple, some light spice moments and lees layer. On the palate - firm and youthful with a citrus then white tree fruit flavour profile, tension and texture from the acidity with a just dry finish. Cameron Douglas, MW. Pinot Gris tasting in the September 2016 edition of TheShout Hospitality.