2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Marlborough"
Winery: Kim Crawford
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Marlborough"
Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris
State or country: New Zealand
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: February 5, 2016
Wine Review: This white gold colored Pinot Gris from New Zealand opens with an Anjou pear bouquet with a hint of wet stone and faint banana. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly viscous and pleasantly acidic. This wine does a nice job coating your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral infused Granny Smith apple and Anjou pear blend with notes of lime and white pepper. I also detected a hint of ginger as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity are very nicely prolonged. This Pinot Gris would pair well with steamed mussels with a white wine garlic broth. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Look: Pale straw colour. Smell: Wonderfully lifted aromatics of pear and Braeburn apples with pleasant hints of spice. Taste: The palate is well balanced with ripe fruit flavours of pears, honeysuckle, and hints of orange. It finishes with a soft, round mouthfeel. Eat: An ideal wine by itself or paired with antipasto, fresh seafood, or Southeast Asian cuisine. Cellar: Two to three years with confidence.
Organic status: not organic
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