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PINOT GRIS 2019 Marlborough, South Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KIM CRAWFORD
A FOURTH REPEAT of the 2019 that was last released on May 15, 2021 at $19.95. Here is my updated note based on a fresh bottle just purchased at the LCBO: Bright light straw colour. Very attractive, somewhat spicy, rather floral, faintly honeyed, accacia nose with ripe, honeydew melon aromas. Dy, medium bodied, harmonious, well balanced, slightly spicy, honeyed, ripe, yellow Mirabelle plum flavours with some hints of yellow grapefruit on the lingering, fairly crisp, slightly chalky finish. This new 2019 blend of 95% Pinot Gris, 3% Gewürztraminer and 2% Riesling was cool fermented in stainless steel and has 13.5% alcohol, 3.2 g/L residual sugar and 5.98 g/L total acidity. The NEW lot number on this January 8 shipment is L20068 and L010707 both appearing on the lower part of the glass bottle. Ready-to-drink with a screwcap closure. CSPC 369850
Type White Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country New Zealand
Region MarlboroughSpicy, Honeyed, Harmonious, Bright
Rating ***(90 points)
Spicy, Honeyed, Harmonious, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A fresh and fragrant Pinot Gris with ripe stone fruit, pear and light tropical fruit flavours on the palate. Balanced and elegant. Chill and enjoy on its own or with green salads topped with fresh-steamed shrimp. Drink: [now]- 2022. Score - 89 (nataliemaclean.com, May 22, 2021) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 8, 2022
Cases bought 651 (12 bottles per case)

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