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Pinot Gris & Pinot Grigios 

 

2013 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Pinot Gris    Another pearler from this exceptional New Zealand winery. Classic Pinot Gris, spicy and exotic, pristine pear and peach fruit, wonderful fresh acidity and a long, lingering finish. An elegant pinot gris with great finesse; "The medium-bodied 2013 Province Pinot Gris has mouth-filling apple and pear flavors supported by crisp acidity and pleasant viscosity throughout the long, spicy finish" - The Wine Advocate    $21.95 per bottle  

2018 Bellvale Pinot Grigio     "Bellvale is a whiz with pinot grigio. A small portion spends time in old oak and the wine benefits significantly. It has that extra punch to the texture, a lifted honeysuckle note, a dense of generosity even as it cuts mouthwateringly through. This release is another goodun'" Campbell Mattinson, 93 points; "Bellvale fits the old Pinot G Scale, perfectly. It literally screams archetypal pinot grigio - higher acidity; fresh citrus; touch of fruit & pear. They're all there by degree in the Bellvale pinot grigio and I'd add preserved lemon and ginger to the mix... There's a charming light spice, too, and a mineral thread. In fact, it is quite complex for a grigio (which is not meant as an insult) with more intensity than some. Big thumbs up" - Jeni Port, 92 points  $21.95 per bottle  

2009 Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris     Soft and beguiling, a Pinot Gris that will seduce even ardent detractors of this variety; "Succulent wine... soft, silky texture and lengthy finish" - Bob Campbell MW  $22.95 per bottle  

2010 Cave de Beblenheim Pinot Gris Réserve Particulière   A wonderfully seductive example of the genre; the palate is pure and focussed, with long and spicy pear nuances. While not as rich as many from Alsace (a positive in my mind), the wine is impeccably made, feminine and beguiling, has great line and length with a lovely backbone of refreshing acidity. Outstanding value    $26.95 per bottle

2010 Coobara Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris   "Has well above average flavour and complexity; whole bunch-pressed, but then fermented in 2-year-old French hogsheads, and matured in those barrels for another 6 months; spice, pear and ripe apple fruit" - James Halliday, 90 pointse    $15.95 per bottle

2009 Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Gris   $34.95 per bottle

2007 Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes Pinot Blanc   $29.50 per bottle

2010 Galli Estate La Famiglia Pinot Grigio  Tim White - 91 points; "Shows typically savoury qualities... a clean palate of attractive depth & an Italianate phenolic firmness at the end" - Ralph Kyte-Powell ****   $17.95 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Blanc   "Feels great. Milky and chalky, pure acidity, very savoury and stony too, with a long powdery finish laced with dried herbs and lemon peel. Amazing quality / price ratio on offer here" - The Wine Front, 94+ points; "This release feels soft in the mouth but has a quartz-like, mineral cut to the finish. It's pale in colour but offers plenty to wrap your lips around. It's absolutely worth seeking out at an extremely attractive price" - James Halliday, 94 points    $24.95 per bottle

2007 Isabel Pinot Gris    "A 'classic' pinot gris" - Sue Courtney   $26.95 per bottle

2008 Mills Reef Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris   A stunning example of the variety from Marlborough    $23.50 per bottle

2005 Pike & Joyce Pinot Gris   Superb; Derek Smedley MW 92 points; James Halliday - 90 points   $22.50 per bottle

2012 Portsea Estate Pinot Gris     $28.50 per bottle

2005 Rochford Macedon Ranges Pinot Gris      $26.95 per bottle

2014 Starborough Marlborough Pinot Gris   "The palate is elegant in proportion with bright and intense flavours of white florals and white stonefruits. The mouthfeel is fine-featured and enlivened by refreshing, lacy acidity. This has good linearity and a driven core that leads to a long, sustained finish with rich fruit and exotic floral, and refreshing herbal nuances. This is an elegant, focussed and pure dry Pinot Gris with subtle florals and stonefruit flavours" - Raymond Chan, 18.0 points out of 20 ****   $24.95 per bottle

2009 Te Whare Ra Marlborough Pinot Gris      $25.95 per bottle  

2006 Vavasour Pinot Gris   Gourmet Traveller Wine - ***** 91 points   $21.50 per bottle

2008 Wild Rock 'Sur Lie' Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris   Mouthfilling, rich, delicious and long. Really moreish in the glass.    $22.50 per bottle