2016 Tim Adams Pinot Gris
Rather than removing the naturally occurring colour from our Pinot Gris, as a true expression of varietal character we choose to retain it in this wine. The resultant slight rose-gold hue matches the equally rich and robust fruit characters on the palate, demonstrating what has been a fruit-rich vintage. The 2016 Pinot Gris displays opulent pear, lychee and peach flavours complemented by subtle citrus zest, fullness with fruit sweetness in the middle palate and cleansing acidity. A great food-wine; enjoy while it is young and vibrant, with Asian cuisine, seafood and salads. There certainly is no mistaking the variety in the bottle; this vintage is a classic example of our chosen style!
expert reviews about
2016 Tim Adams Pinot Gris
One of the best ‘go to’ options on the pinot gris front. Pink tinge. Plenty of juice. Enough intensity of flavour to satisfy. Florals and pear, perhaps a trace of grapefruit. It’s hard to taste/talk about this wine without using the word delicious. It’s simple, there’s little doubting that, but eminently more-ish. Crowd pleaser. Done very well.
Pink tinge. Good body of flavour but it's run on tight rails. Dry pear, crunchy green apple, talc and honeydew melon. Super drinking.
Marginally sweet and delivering a pronounced viscosity, this fresh, pristine pinot gris has a juicy, bubblegum-like fragrance of apple and pear lifted by a zesty fragrance of white flowers. It?s long and generous, with spotlessly clean and lively fruit backed by waxy complexity and finishes with a balanced and refreshing acidity.2015-2018The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Stylish, pristine and penetrative, with a punchy, lightly herbaceous bouquet of fresh citrus and mineral aromas chalky nuances and a scent of blue flowers. It's supple and juicy, with a pure, concentrated core of juicy apple, pear and citrus fruits shaped by a fine chalkiness and lemony acids. Long and lingering, it's quite dry and focused.2017-2020+The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Tim Adams Gris frequents that rare place where textural structure, zesty zing and fleshy lusciousness co-exist, creating a wine of immense food-pairing versatility and crowd-pleasing appeal. It's fresh and crunchy, beautifully textured and defined by excellent fruit expression of nashi pear, grapefruit, lemon blossom and fleshy white nectarine, finishing with a tweak of juicy sweetness. Sushi and sashimi, here we come!2012-2013Wine Taste Special Edition 99
2013-2016+The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
This is no pink elephant but you might look twice because it's decidedly salmon in hue. It tastes pink, too: pink grapefruit and pomegranate add depth to its lemon and pear fruits. A lick of sweetness softens its zesty finish.WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
A pinot gris of genuine focus, freshness and varietal quality. It manages to be long and tangy, but also delivers elegance and delicacy. Scented with a floral bouquet of musk, peach and pear, it reveals a whiff of lemon zest. There's roundness, creaminess and juiciness on the palate, with bright pear, peach and citrus flavours, while towards its finish the wine becomes more savoury and mineral. Underpinned by a very fine chalkiness, it finishes with a hint of sweetness balanced by a brittle acidity.The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
A bright, fresh, juicy and varietal pinot gris whose punchy aromas of spicy rose oil and musky pear-like fruit precede a long, fresh and chalky palate. It's upfront, clean and tangy, with pleasing length and varietally correct fruit, finishing with nutty, cashew-like undertones and fresh citrusy acids.Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
You might get a surprise by the colour of this wine, resembling a rosé more than a Gris, because all the pressings were returned to the blend. Don't let this scare you off, because it's a very drinkable style with pear and lychee fruit and plenty of phenolic structure from those pressings, making it an attractive and versatile food wine.
A spicy cinnamon stick-like fragrance of lemon rind, tropical fruit and melon precedes a vibrant, juicy and crystalline palate whose tangy and tightly focused fruit is underpinned by a fine lemon sherbet chalkiness, finishing with a racy, refreshing acidity.Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
A totally unexpected flavour profile; an intense mix of citrus/mandarin flavours, then cleverly offset acidity and residual sugar.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
I'll never forget a big tasting at Tim Adams' Clare Valley winery a few years ago where the happy throng was joined by a large brown snake—I remember it being huge, but it's probably grown in the telling. The trip was also memorable for my first experience of Tim's pinot gris. Now pinot gris is not my all-time favourite variety, but it has quite a few fans at the moment. This specimen had weight, flavour and character and you can't say fairer than that.Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
Scented with lemon biossom, apple and pear, this unctuous, round and juicy white delivers plenty of tangy and slightly confectionary fruit. It lacks a little definition at the finish, which is perhaps a fraction sweet.Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Pale blush pink; a trace of residual sugar helps the wine's personality.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
A pinot gris full of varietal expression and freshness, whose tangy perfume of lemon rind, cloves and cinnamon reveals lightly chalky nuances of pear and apple. It's long and concentrated, with rather an unctuous and fleshy mid palate of pear, apple and citrus flavours finishing briney and spicy, with length of fruit, lemony acids and hints of dried herbs.Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
Definite musk varietal aromas; a tangy, lively palate; good acidity and just the faintest hint of sweetness. Altogether, a surprise packet.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005