Friday, 27 May 2016


Ostler Audrey's Pinot Gris 2015 Waitaki Valley North Otago
Enticing bouquet of fresh tree fruit, white spice and cool wet stone minerality; crisp pear and ripe fridge cold red apple then a white flowers moment. On the palate - juicy, lush, fresh and plush with flavours of ripe pear laced with a hint of pepper and snow pea; refreshing acidity, medium weight with a nudge of residual sweetness and lengthy finish - lots to like and very easy to swallow. 
92 Points

Ostler Pinot Gris 2015 Waitaki Valley North Otago
Fresh lively, crisp and very fruit centric with aromas of cold pear, white peach and yellow apple, a hint of spice and cold stone minerality. On the palate - only just dry with a fine balance between the fresh crisp acidity and cooling sweetness of ripe fruit and a little fructose; flavours of white peach and pear with a touch of lemon, juicy lush finish, balanced and well made.
88 Points

Ostler 'Caroline's Pinot Noir 2013 Waitaki Valley North Otago
Complex almost exotic bouquet of Pinot Noir with aromas of red apple skin, sweet red cherry and dried herb, loads of mineral and just enough new oak to add complexity and intrigue. On the palate - complex, fresh, dry, layered and engaging - a wine that requires attention toi its detail in fruit intensity, oak spice and harmony of flavours. It is also still youthful, reflect the region is originates from with layers of mineral; firm to chalky tannins and still plenty of acidity. This is Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir
95 Points

Ostler 'Blue House Vines' Pinot Noir 2015 Waitaki Valley North Otago
Light red fruits bouquet with plum and red cherry, some light fragrant oak and oak spice notes with light brown spices and mild toasty layers; attractive Pinosity. On the palate - dry, varietal and flavourful with cherry and plum flavours, a little cranberry and red apple skin, fine tannins, medium+ acidity and mild mineral layer. A balanced and well made wine with just enough length and complexity to warrant a second glass.
89 Points

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