Friday, 2 October 2015

Dragon Bones

Dragon Bones Waitaki Valley Pinot Gris 2013 (North Otago)
Produced and bottled by
Immediate varietal signature of Gris with white fleshed fruits wrapped in an ocean of creamy honeysuckle and light white spice; suggestion of apple and pear skin. On the palate - just dry with a little residual sugar, medium+ acidity and bold phenolic attack introducing a citrus peel note and slight Alsace-like bitter note at the back of the palate which finishes the wine. I am hoping the more aggressive elements in the wine subside over the coming 12 months to reveal a charming and elegant expressive Pinot Gris which I am certain lies beneath.
82 Points

Dragon Bones Waitaki Valley Riesling 2013 (North Otago)
Produced and bottled by
Very fragrant with sweet apple and apricot blossom, ripe meyer lemon, green apple and mandarin peel. On the palate - off-dry with noticeable residual sugar - expertly balanced by high acidity adding contrast, balance and palate appeal. Flavors of citrus and tree fruits return with an underlying minerality and finesse. A touch sweet for some, but a great wine for Vietnamese and Filapino cuisines.
88 Points

No comments:

Post a Comment