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Ashton Hills Tardy Pinot Gris

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Ashton Hills Tardy Pinot Gris

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
An interesting wine, with echoes of Alsace and producers such as Zind Humbrecht, not afraid to leave some sweetness in the wine; fermentation in seasoned French oak, then moved to stainless steel to 'fatten up'. Certainly has texture, and a seductive, balanced touch of sweetness that is woven into the fabric of the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Late-picked, with residual sugar remaining, this mimics the Alsace-style wines that are served as impressive food-friendly foils. The nose is rich, with spiced pears and gentle nutty oak influence adding interest; the palate rolls out in smooth, curvaceous style: plenty of weight and richness, decent grip and delicious, sweet pear-custard flavour, some citrus, and a nutty afterburn.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Stephen George likens the climate at Ashton to that of Alsace, and his “Tardy” reference to late harvest is a cheeky reflection of Alsace’s “Vendange Tardive” styles. There are few places in the world able to achieve such a beautiful interplay of textural structure, generous sweetness, succulent fruit presence and finely mineral acidity. Impeccably handled oak and lees complexity contribute layers of texture and character without disrupting its purity of pear, dried fruit and mixed spice flavours. A match made in heaven with Chinese cuisine. 
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