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06 Jan 2016

Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, lighter on the rim.  This has a softly fresh and gentle, ethereal nose of pears, yellow stonefruits, lifted exotic rose-petal florals and nuances of spice and honey.  The aromatics build in density and reveal mineral detail in the glass.  Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has weight and presence, the restrained flavours of white and yellow stonefruits forming a positive core.  The wine flows along a smooth-textured line, with soft, integrated acidity lending freshness.  Some honeysuckle and floral elements emerge and are carried by underlying alcohol power through to a nuanced floral and stonefruit finish.  This is a gently flavoured, smooth, dryish Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral and honied notes.  Serve with poultry and pork over the next 2-3 years.  Fruit from growers in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, tank-fermented with a portion in old French oak barriques to 13.5% alc. and 5.3 g/L RS, the wine aged on light lees.  17.5-/20 Raymond Chan Nov 2015