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2014 Man O' War Exiled Pinot Gris

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If you like your Pinot Gris rich and medium-sweet, then this wine is squarely aimed at you! It's quite a fulsome style and has that dessert wine feeling thanks to the influence of subtle botrytis. Smells of pear drops, ripe peaches, honey, lemon and subtle marmalade decorate the nose, whilst the palate is sweet and unctuous, with pear, spiced honey and citrus flavours, a velvety mouthfeel, and a zip of lemony acidity cleaning up the finish. Great with spicy food, but would be good with a fruit salad, too.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2014 Exiled is intensely concentrated showing abundant ripe citrus characters with an appealing apricot note on the mid palate in keeping with our Alsatian style. The wine finishes with richness from the late harvest influence which combines with a pink grapefruit pith-like grip to give a rich but drying finish. Insanely good, we think the 2014 is our most complex and decadent Exiled we have made. Enjoy!

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2014 Man O' War Exiled Pinot Gris

Expert Reviews

Bob Campbell MW (2016 Vintage) says
A moderately sweet Pinot Gris, although the sweetness is perfectly balanced by fresh acidity. Together the sweetness and acidity create an appealing tension and dryish mouth-tingling finish. An unusual and distinctive wine, with a mix of tree fruit and citrus flavours.
2016 - 2020
Raymond Chan (2016 Vintage) says
Full, even, light golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is full, round and deeply packed with opulently ripe apricot and yellow stone fruit and pear aromas entwined with honey, exotic florals and nutty elements, revealing an underlying minerally freshness. Medium-sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a lively and bright core of, rich, opulent, honied stone fruit flavours unfolding a layering of exotic florals and tropical fruits, and subtle notes of flint, nuts and minerals. The mouthfeel is luscious and decadent, with fine phenolic textures underlining the fruit, and balanced acidity lending vitality. The wine carries to a rich, long, honied finish. This is a rich, opulent medium-sweet Pinot Gris with flavours of yellow stone fruits, tropical fruits, florals an honey on a luscious and lively palate. Match with mildly spicy Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 4+ years.
Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
This hails from the tiny Ponui Island, just off the eastern coast of Waiheke Island. It has plenty of concentrated fruits in the tropical and yellow stone fruit spectrum; really intense and mouthwatering. The palate has plenty of sweetness in play and delivers a lingering orange, peach and mango finish.
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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
An exotic pinot gris that makes a complex impression, with impressive ripeness on offer: a swathe of mango and stone fruits, and perhaps some botrytis. The palate's soft and supple, decidedly off-dry, and delivers peach and papaya flavours in a smooth, easy-to-love style.
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