Saturday, 31 May 2014


Tussock Pinot Gris 2013 Nelson 13% (Certified Organic)
Golden hues with a very bright appearance.
A developing and complex bouquet with aromas of ripe pear and apple; white flowers and and honeyed apples - very inviting overall.
On the palate - a very specific wine with a mix of apple and cider, poached pear and citrus flavors - especially grapefruit; medium+ acidity and moderate weight, I like the 'natural wine' flavors and feel; medium+ length and complexity. Overall a wine that takes a little getting used to, but delightful all the same. Thanks to the team at Tussock (and Woollaston) for keeping it real.
4 Stars 

Tussock Nelson Pinot Noir 2010 13.5%
A lovely Pinot expression with ripe and varied red fruits: wild and fresh cherry, cranberry and a raspberry strawberry emulsion; there is a mineral expression as well - a bit like loam and clay with rocks; overall an inviting bouquet with moderate oak spice appeal.
On the palate - dry with lots of mineral flavors leading the charge; the light red fruit flavors then follow with cranberry speaking first; mild oak spices, medium+ acidity, mild dried herb qualities, medium weight and length and finish.
Well made and balanced.
3.5 Stars

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