Saturday 12 September 2009

Brick Bay Wines 2007 Pinot Gris, Matakana

Having just opened a wine that was a bit too past it to drink, we decided to open a Brick Bay Wines 2007 Pinot Gris from Matakana.

This is a very alcoholic Pinot Gris, both to the nose and taste, to the extent that I doubt I would have picked it as a Pinot Gris if I didn’t know what it was.  This is a medium-bodied wine with a long tail.

Very pale straw in colour and initially I was picking up apricot to taste, however unfortunately I found the strong alcohol flavour then overtook the wine.  Jane found the fruit/alcohol balance was okay and the alcohol contributed more to mouth-feel than flavour.

The wine was initially at room temperature, so I chilled it for a bit and found that it improved and the balance was better, although in my view there’s still too much alcohol coming through.

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