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2009 Urlar Estate, Pinot Gris, Wairarapa

Producer: Urlar Estate
Vintage: 2009
Grape variety: Pinot Gris
Origin: New Zealand, North Island, Wellington
Appellation: Wairarapa
Date tasted: 26 January 2011
Price when tasted: £13.99

Tasting notes

26/01/2011

100% barrel fermented in old oak, bringing a textural component to the wine. This is not as immediately showy as some Pinot Gris from New Zealand, but careful attention reveals this has plenty to offer. The mealy tones are evidence of lees stirring, but this wine still has plenty of precision and drive. The pear and apple backbone is complemented by dashes of sweet spice. Slick and highly attractive. 14% abv (17.5 points)

100% barrel fermented in old oak, bringing a textural component to the wine. This is not as immediately showy as some Pinot Gris from New Zealand, but careful attention reveals this has plenty to offer. The mealy tones are evidence of lees stirring, but this wine still has plenty of precision and drive. The pear and apple backbone is complemented by dashes of sweet spice. Slick and highly attractive. 14% abv (17.5 points)

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