Full, bright yellow colour. Slightly sulfidic and funky bouquet; hints of toasted almonds (barrel-ferment suspected) and spices. Rich, full palate with amplitude and loads of character. Lots of interest here. Long, long finish. An excellent wine, if a touch oak obvious. Clean, dry, tidy finish that lingers on. Drink now.
93, Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, December 2013
Pinot gris and the Mornington Peninsula – and for that matter, the seaside lifestyle – are a pretty handy match. This is one of Australia’s better examples of pinot gris. It has that slightly briny edge, which combined with citrus and melon and honeysuckle-like notes make for pretty attractive drinking. At the lunch table, perhaps with seafood or some kind of tossed salad, it would be lovely. Recommended. Drink 2013-2014.
91, Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, November 2013
It’s a textural white no doubt, slippery and slightly chalky, just enough detail to keep things interesting. Aromas are baked apple and quince orientated, but fresh and vital. Flavours perky too – it’s in the mould of fine pinot gris pushing ripeness and fleshiness, but holds its course very well. A fancy feel here and a touch of minerality appears in crushed slate-like trail through the finish. This is smart. Drink 2013-2017.
92, Mike Bennie, Winefront, October 2013