expert reviews about
De Bortoli Reserve Release EZ
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
This impeccable, uncomplicated and versatile blend is just the thing to tackle sushi and sashimi. Riesling takes the lead with its citrus and apple fruits, touched with gewurztraminer spice and pinot gris pear. Its’ soft texture and alluring fruit are well matched to its gentle sweetness (15g/L). $18 at Cracka.2013http://tysonstelzer.com/
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
You could accurately name the varietal mix simply from the flavour profile, such is the precision of this blend. Gewürztraminer brings its rosewater aromatics, riesling its cut of lemon zest and pinot gris, juicy, fleshy pear fruit and mixed spice. It's all chased by a wave for finely-textured minerality.
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This is a three-way blend of gewurztraminer, riesling and pinot gris, named in shorthand after the Alsatian 'edelzwicker' wines, meaning 'field blend'. It leads a musky, exotic gewurz, sweet floral perfume, lychee, lime and spice. The palate's smoothly honed, worked into creamy shape, and tastes of lychee, lime and pears. Terrific vision, courageously executed.Sydney Morning Herald & The Age Good Wine Guide
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
"In many ways the most interesting wine of the three reviewed here, EZ is a blend of 40% riesling, 40% gewurztraminer and 20% pinot gris, cask fermented with wild yeast, taken through a full malolactic fermentation, with frequent lees stirring. It has a distinctive perfume, with a subliminal hint of clove, and the palate reveals more and more with each taste, expanding on the finish. 150 cases made; apart from cellar door, Melbourne-dwellers will find it on the list at Longrain."
Campbell Mattinson (2010 Vintage) says
"It's so delicious it's scary. If you're anywhere close to modestly spiced food, it would be easy to crave a few glasses. Terrific fragrance. Smooth, slinky texture. Vibrant flavours of green apple and rosewater. Spicey finish. Soft at every turn, but not oily. A wine you just want to drink and drink and drink."www.winefront.com.au
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Lolly-like nose with a perfumed lift, and pleasant, spicy fruit flavours with crisp acid.WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Austere, dry talc/mineral characters with connotations of Alsace; a highly cerebral wine that will pass over the heads of many tasters. May develop well. Gewurztraminer/Pinot Gris/RieslingAustralian Wine Companion 2010 2009