2011 Climbing Pinot Gris

Part of the Cumulus stable of wines, this won’t set the house on fire but it’s very well made. Perhaps a little safe but sure to find a wide audience.

Nashi pears, lime, nuts and sherbet form part of a clean and proper nose. There’s pleasing textural viscosity here without a corresponding loss of form. The ample palate weight is well supported by a strong spine of acid. It tenses on the finish before leaving impressions of spice and apricots alongside trace levels of sweetness. A textbook example of Australian Pinot Gris with barrel work and lees making welcome contributions to the feel of the wine in the mouth. Good

Region: Orange
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $21.95
Tasted: November 2011


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