Mills Reef Reserve Pinot Gris 2012 Hawkes Bay 12.5%
N: Old World suggestions of an oily spice layer woven between hints of canned Bartlett pear halves (in juice), stewed apple and the influence of gentle older barrique. Moderate complexity and definite appeal.
P: Off-dry at first with the fruit flavours of pear and other white tree fruit showing, followed by the oily spice texture and gentle oak influences. A lovely creamy textured example with both ‘by the glass’ and food pairing potential. Dry finish.