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Holly's Garden Pinot Gris

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Holly's Garden Pinot Gris

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Long, elegant and finely focused, with a fresh pear/apple flavour profile. Its lightly mineral fragfrance of honeysuckle, sliced apple and pear, clove and cinnamon reveals a whiff of sherbet. Underpinned by a fine chalkiness, its exceptionally intense flavours of juicy, mouthfilling lemon, apple and pear flavour are developing some waxy, creamy and faintly meaty aspects while retaining plenty of freshness and focus.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
90
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
89
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A funky, very savoury gris that steadily builds intensity down the palate and opens up as its breathes. Scented with a floral, nutty aroma of peach and citrus laced with nuances of white flowers, musk and rose oil, it also reveals herbal suggestions of cloves, cinnamon and salt bush. Long and creamy, with nutty, leesy aspects beneath its pear, peach and apple-like fruit, it finishes with freshness and brightness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
More colour (greenish) than most young pinot gris; brown pear, apple and spice aromas, then slightly phenolic palate with ample flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Made in the traditional Alsatian style, this individual and distinctive pinot gris reveals charming complexity and evolution. Meaty, waxy aromas of white flowers, older nutty oak and lanolin reveal a pure core of peach and citrus fruit. It's marginally sweet, faintly candied and marmalade-like, but moves smoothly down the palate towards a chalky, waxy finish with lingering savoury elements.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Hopefully this is a sign that Prentice has abandoned the extremely high alcohols and is looking to achieve more balance. This has complex stone fruits, pears and savoury nutty complexity on the nose. The palate's sweet, rounded and even - a style that represents true gris weight. Smoky finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A late harvest, sweet palate; theoretically must have been picked at over 15° baume; not sure what the style is, other than Alsace Vendage Tardive attempt.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Early days, but Whitlands might prove to be one of our better sites for pinot gris. It's best known now for some exciting sparkling fruit (I mean fruit for fizz, not that it sits on the vine and sparkles; though it may well do that), but from the evidence here, change could be afoot. With hints of pear and minerals and a little extra complexity, this is quite a rounded wine. Maybe too rounded for some, but it gets a tick from me
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Has considerable persistence; crisp acidity set against a touch of sweetness from 15.5 degrees alcohol; strangely, doesn't burn.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89

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