Category Archives: Pinot Gris

2012 La Vendetta Pinot Grigio

The pricing of wine is always a difficult concept to wrap one’s head around. All I’ll say about this La Vendetta Pinot Grigio is that while it doesn’t ask you to dig too deeply into your pockets I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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2012 Mandoleto Pinot Grigio Veneto IGT

Pinot Grigio from the north-east of Verona. Good fresh, easy drinking style with limited flavour and body but a whole lot of approachability. Pretty much what I want from the style and the price is right…so come on down! Crunchy … Continue reading

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2013 Pikes Luccio Pinot Grigio

When I really like a Pinot Grigio or a Pinot Gris it’s often related to the fact that it falls into one or the other camp neatly. This probably says as much about me as it does about the wine. … Continue reading

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2013 Rolling Pinot Grigio

Well, I reckon it’s a Gris but  let’s move on. Stewed pear, honeysuckle, almonds and a hint of sourdough bread. Has quite a bit of spicy body and flavour. The fruit is anterior though, leaving the spice on its lonesome … Continue reading

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2012 Redbank Sunday Morning Pinot Gris

A significant step up in quality from the last wine reviewed. Greater complexity, finesse, detail and length.This one has the King Valley region printed on the label and there’s no mistaking it as anything other than a Gris. Baked pears … Continue reading

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2011 Redbank The Long Paddock Pinot Gris

The website tells me this is King Valley fruit but the bottle just goes with Victoria. Not quite sure what to make of that. On the back label lies the PinotG Style Spectrum™ which situates this just on the ‘crisp’ side of … Continue reading

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2012 Port Phillip Estate Quartier Pinot Gris

This is a bit more like it. Feels more fruit sweet than residual sugar sweet and I like the extremely subtle burnt match and floral notes. Baked apples, acacia honey, nashi pear, sweet spice and lemon curd. An enjoyable mouthfeel, … Continue reading

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2012 Mud House South Island Pinot Gris

A sweet, innocuous and pedestrian New Zealand Pinot Gris. Which probably means many will like it. Sherbet, stewed pears, sugar solution and the like. Lime candy and baking spice is as much complexity as it can muster. Has some length. … Continue reading

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2012 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Gris

Please excuse the dead air over the last couple of days. A tasting with Australia’s First Families of Wine along with a pesky chest infection have made sure there’s been little movement on the tasting bench. Anyway, here are some notes I … Continue reading

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2012 Oakridge Over the Shoulder Pinot Grigio

Correctly labelled Pinot Grigio, this is a wine of suggestions not statements. Yes, there is  a degree of neutrality apparent but if you look closely it’s more than white on white. Whispers of Anjou pear and green apple, white flowers … Continue reading

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