Friday, 19 August 2016

Petane Station

Petane Station SV Pinot Gris 2015 Esk Valley Hawke's Bay 14%
Pronounced Pet-aa-knee- This wine shows a bouquet of ripe fresh and fleshy white fruits with peach and pear, apple and Nashi; some light white spice moments and light mineral layer of stone. On the palate - very fruity and lush with lots of white fleshed fruit flavours, a hint of button mushroom and white pepper; medium acidity (+/-), a creamy layer to the texture and a lengthy white fruits finish. Lots to like.
89 Points

Petane Station SV Viognier 2015 Esk Valley Hawke's Bay 14%
Great varietal attack with bold and muscly aromas of fresh and poached apricot, quince, peach tea and apple, a spice and floral layer adds depth to also solidify the bouquet as nothing but Viognier. On the palate - fuller-bodied, rounded texture, packed with orange orchard fruit flavours, spice and warmth. A lovely example of the variety and a wine to savour with paella or or orange buttered snapper.
89 Points

Petane Station SV Gewurztraminer 2015 Esk Valley Hawke's Bay 15%
Floral and very fruity bouquet with exotic ripe fruit aromas of white peach, apple, some lychee and lavender; mild spice and herb layer. On the palate - creamy, fruity, warm; a mix of yellow and white fruit flavours, medium acidity and warming alcohol; in a drink now style to be paired with mildly spice European/Asian fusion cuisine.
82 Points

Petane Station SV Syrah 2013 Esk Valley Hawke's Bay 12.5%
Deep ruby core with a pink rim - leads to a bouquet of dark plum and baked raspberry, black pepper and blue fruits, a layer of five-spice with clove at the front; velvet rose and toasty oak. On the palate - dry, spicy and firmly textured with medium+ tannins and acidity; flavours of dark plum and raspberry, black currant and clove; a wine that is beginning to merge its components and evolve; balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2022 - suggest you decant well ahead of time.
90 Points

No comments:

Post a Comment