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Cuttaway Hill Pinot Gris

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The Southern Highlands is not the most obvious choice when asked which are the top regions of NSW, yet it’s the quiet over-achiever and Cuttaway Hill is a classic exponent of what the region does well. It’s actually quite a cool climate which makes it perfect for a grape like Pinot Gris that benefits from cooler vineyard conditions. Nicely tinged with a subtle copper colour, there are pear and floral characters before a rich style palate weight that suggests it would be best enjoyed with some soft cheese.

Winemaker's Notes

A brilliant bronze colour with crisp pear, fig and floral characters complimented by a rich bodied palate producing a classic full bodied Pinot Gris to match a soft cheese and fruit platter after an intimate dinner with a loved one.

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Cuttaway Hill Pinot Gris

Expert Reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
The most popular wine at this winery has the classic aromas of the variety without the heaviness that some show with apple and spiced pear, the palate has good middle palate richness with toffee elements to the poached pear and stone fruit, the acidity keeps it tidy with subtle spiced pears and a crisp acidic finish
Rob Geddes MW
89
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
The 2011 is a step up in quality. Almond apple and beurre bosc pear aromas good ripe middle palate fruit flavours
2014
Rob Geddes MW
88
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
The 2011 is a step up in quality. Almond apple and beurre bosc pear aromas good ripe middle palate fruit flavours
2012
Rob Geddes MW
86
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Spice, pear and fig aromas; genuine gris style, rich and mouthfilling, Alsace-like.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Almond and beurre bosc pear aromas, ripe sweet fruit and bright acidity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Almond and beurre bosc pear aromas, ripe sweet fruit and bright acidity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A true gris style, with ripe pear fruit, and a touch of spice for complexity; quite rich and unctuous, but with fresh lively acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Varietal pear flavours, with restrained alcohol and a crisp, dry finish are what the variety needs.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This smells of provincial flowers, fields full of them, strong honeysuckle and lavender, with pear in behind; charming. The palate is delicate and elegant: fine pear fruits, soft, polite texture and quiet balance.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Almond and beurre bosc pear aromas, ripe sweet fruit and bright acidity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An unusually aromatic bouquet with clove, spice and pear; likewise, the palate has plenty of flavour, and gets away with just a twitch of residual sugar on the finish. Sophisticated winemaking.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Blush pink; high-toned, precise musk and pear varietal aromas; lots of soft and fleshy mid-palate fruit; balanced acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bronze colour; considerable fruit aromas and flavours; ripe pear and musk; good length; subliminal oak; impressive.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Almond and beurre bosc pear aromas ripe sweet fruit and bright acidity.
Rob Geddes MW
85
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Plenty of apple and musk flavour; builds on the finish, and has a clean aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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