Brancott Estate ' Letter Series F' Pinot Gris 2015 Marlborough
Vibrant and distinctive bouquet of fleshy and spicey pear, a touch of baking spice and quince. On the palate - off-dry with some residual sweetness adding a creamy texture to a fruit centered palate - medium+ (ish) weight with flavours of pears and apples, a touch of quince and the return of a little spice, plenty of alcohol and medium+ acidity adding texture and finish; balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2016.
Brancott Estate ' Letter Series O' Chardonnay 2014 Marlborough
No mistaking the creamy and brulee lead bouquet with vanilla and whipped creamed scents; baked peach and nectarine, toasty oak and spice. On the palate - creamy, dry, fruity and oaky - lots of crowd pleasing attributes with flavours that reflect the nose, medium+ alcohol, medium acidity and lots of bite from the oak. Balanced. Drink now and through 2017.