2013 Bay of Fires Pinot Gris

bay of fires pinot grisAustralian Pinot Gris falls into three categories for me – those I’d purchase (a very small group), those I respect and those I recoil from. This is in the second category. It’s well executed and I’d be more than happy to down a glass but it isn’t a wine I’d pick up off a retail shelf.

Pear tart Tatin, melon, baking spice, nuts and a hint of musk. Some oiliness in the mouth but it isn’t flabby. There’s a shaft of almost tart acidity guaranteeing that. The residual sugar (4.3g/l) is well judged leaving the finish effectively dry. 90

Region: Tasmania
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $35
Tasted: January 2014


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