Takatu Pinot Gris 2013 Matakana
It's been a while since I tasted a wine from this producer.....quite fragrant with a mix of varietal white tree fruit aromas - pears and pear skin, a touch of apple; then some dried white herb suggestions and mineral moments, a hint of white pepper - overall quite Grigio in its bouquet. On the palate - dry, firm, tense and poignant in its flavours messages of pear skin and spiced tree fruits, the white pepper suggestion returns along with a light mineral undertone; not completely dry on the finish with a lick of sweetness; balanced and well made, youthful and still developing. Drink now and through 2018.
87 Points