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Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris

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Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Purposely picked late in the season to capture exquisite notes of poached pear ripeness, the key to this wine is that it retains its delicacy, poise and persistence in the midst of succulence and a touch of residual sweetness. Grown on the northern edge of the Martinborough Terrace gravels, it retains an undercurrent of gravelly mouthfeel and a gentle hint of pepper
Wine Taste Edition 104 2013
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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A late-picked style that has a golden hue in the glass, with poached pear, golden delicious apple, blanched white almond and creamed honey. The palate has lusciously creamy texture and glides through with poached pear and light melon fruit flavour; gentle grip through the finish.
Good Wine Guide 2013
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Grown in the Lismore Vineyard in Martin borough , 400 metres from the Ata Rangi winery, the 2010 vintage is scented, mouth filling (14.5 per cent alcohol) and sweet-ftuited, with vibrant, ripe nectarine, pear and lychee flavours, very fresh and rich, a sliver of sweetness (8 grams/litre of residual sugar) and obvious potential.
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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
The Lismore Vineyard is an Ata Rangi grower fruit source located on the Martinborough Terrace. This has richness with an edge of tang: smells of poached pear and gentle spices, and a fine, gravelly mineral air too. The palate's off-dry and balanced; it tastes of quince, with honey creeping in at the back. Fresh-cut ripe-pear finish and lingering chalky texture. Complex and good, as you'd expect.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Grown in the Lismore Vineyard in Martinborough, 400 metres from the Ata Rangi winery, the 2008 vintage is attractively scented, rich, ripe and rounded (9 grams/litre of residual sugar). Delicious from the start, it's a mouthfilling, harmonious, Alsace-style wine with concentrated stone-fruit and spice flavours and a smooth, long finish.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
Harvested at 26 brix in Ro and Lyle Griffiths' Lismore vineyard in Martinborough, 'just a stone's throw from the Ata Rangi home block', the 2004 vintage is a weighty (13.5 per cent alcohol) wine with fresh pear and spice aromas. It's a finely balanced, intensely varietal wine with gentle acidity and lovely texture. The 2005 is fleshy and slightly honeyed, with moderately concentrated flavours of citrus fruits, lychees and spice and a slightly sweet (10 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Harvested at 26 brix in Ro and Lyle Griffiths' Lismore vineyard in Martinborough, 'just a stone's throw from the Ata Rangi home block', the 2004 vintage is a weighty (13.5 per cent alcohol) wine with fresh pear and spice aromas. It's a finely balanced, intensely varietal wine with gentle acidity and lovely texture. The 2005 is fleshy and slightly honeyed, with moderately concentrated flavours of citrus fruits, lychees and spice and a slightly sweet (10 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Grown in Ro and Lyle Griffiths' Lismore vineyard in Martinborough, the 2002 vintage was harvested at a 'super-ripe' 26 brix and 20 per cent barrel-fermented. It's a strapping (14.5 per cent alcohol), slightly sweet wine (10 grams per litre of sugar) with rich peach, pear and spice flavours and fresh acidity. It's a highly concentrated wine with strong potential, but needs time; open mid-2003+.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Superbly weighty and concentrated, the debut 1999 vintage was grown in the Lismore vineyard, a few hundred metres from the winery. Based on ultra-ripe (26 brix) grapes, it's a strapping Martin borough wine (14.5 per cent alcohol), with considerable residual sugar (18 grams/litre) and notably rich, peachy, figgy flavour
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