Plenty of power and punch in the bouquet with grass and fresh laced peach and sweet citrus aromas. On the palate - a very vibrant and powerful expression with lots of acidity and energy equalled only by the force of fruit flavors that reflect the nose, dry wine with plenty of texture and grip, a mineral flavor emerges on the finish. Very nice wine with a long finish.
Domain Road Central Otago Bannockburn 'The Water Race' Dry Riesling 2013 13%
Citrus, chalk, mineral, apricot and apple suggestions on the initial bouquet; jasmine and green tea on the second sniff; medium+ complexity. On the palate - vibrant and quite complex with a quiet unveiling of flavors; the high toned acidity commends the palate on the first couple of sips then lemon, apple, grape fruit and mineral flavors kick in; Medium length, well made and lovely aperitif style.
Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Gris 2013 14%
White spice, white fleshed tree fruits and white peach on the nose; very fruity bouquet overall. On the palate - warm, spicy and fruity with a mineral layer adding a touch of complexity. Off-dry with a little residual sugar, but a wine that ultimately finishes dry; flavors of apple, white peach and Asian pear dominate the fruit expression with the sugar adding a light flourish and the white pepper having the last say on the palate. Overall a well made wine that will surely please Pinot Gris fans.