Friday, 6 February 2015

Gladstone Vineyard

Gladstone Vineyard Viognier 2014 Wairarapa 13%
A distinctive mix of fruit and floral Viognier attributes make the nose of this wine attractive and inviting: peach and sweet grapefruit, yellow florals and silty soil mineral notes. On the palate - dry, fruity, warm and appealing. Medium+ acidity and moderate weight along with stone fruit, citrus and honey flavors this is a smart choice alternative to Pinot Gris and even Chardonnay. Balanced and well made with a moderate if not a little warm finish.
4 Stars

Gladstone Vineyard Rose 2014 Wairarapa 13.5%
Made with Merlot and Cabernet franc the bouquet suggests old strawberry, red cherry and even some yellow plum; simple, fresh and uncomplicated. On the palate - fresh, crisp, fruity and lively with medium++ acidity, light weight and fun. Moderate finish reflecting the fruit flavors described above.
3 Stars

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