Man O’ War ‘Exiled’ Waiheke and Ponui Islands Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 18-Apr-2017
Full, even, light golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is full, round and deeply packed with opulently ripe apricot and yellow stonefruit and pear aromas entwined with honey, exotic florals and nutty elements, revealing an underlying minerally freshness. Medium-sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a lively and bright core of, rich, opulent, honied stonefruit flavours unfolding a layering of exotic florals and tropical fruits, and subtle notes of flint, nuts and minerals. The mouthfeel is luscious and decadent, with fine phenolic textures underlining the fruit, and balanced acidity lending vitality. The wine carries to a rich, long, honied finish. This is a rich, opulent medium-sweet Pinot Gris with flavours of yellow stonefruits, tropical fruits, florals an honey on a luscious and lively palate. Match with mildly spicy Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 4+ years. 100% ‘St Helena’ clone Pinot Gris, from 4 sites on Waiheke Island and the ‘Paradise’ vineyard on Ponui Island, hand picked and fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 33 g/L RS, and bottled to retain some natural CO2. .19.0-/20 Apr 2017 RRP $36.90

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