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Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Pinot Gris

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Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Pinot Gris

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
93
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A distinct older oak thread and a little reduction here too, ahead of pears, ripe stone fruits and a squeeze of citrus. The palate has slippery, smooth, flowing texture and acidity is low, holding pear and citrus flavour with phenolic weight.
Good Wine Guide 2013
89
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This remains one of the better pinot gris wines around, with classic ripe pear fruit on the nose, some apple and fresh-baked pastry. The palate's fresh, with concentrated pear flavour, hints of tropicals and citrus either side, smoothly rounded texture and a good surge of flavour through to the gently nutty finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
The tractor drivers have taken an unadulterated 'gris' approach here, making the most of grape solids, wild yeast and old oak fermentation. The result is complex and creamy with gentle grilled nuts and toasty nuances; there's even a hint of sweetness. Oatmeal and poached pear, some quince and honeysuckle - well-judged complexity and smooth balance.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Has some textural complexity befitting the gris label, and also pear and apple fruit; well above average, but expensive.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A highly worked wine, wild yeast, barrel-fermented and matured in older French oak; strong textural play, not flavour enhancing.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
More a rich retro-styled take on pinot gris: plenty of buttery gloss across the fruit, some ripe baked peach and toffee too. The texture is full and smooth with creamy richness, some butterscotch and pear toast flavour to close.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A well-made but largely featureless wine except for acidity on the finish. This is what you get with pinot gris. Don't expect me to buy it at this price (or any other).
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Vibrant fruit, the unusual citrussy overtones a distinct plus; long palate and finish; 9 months maturation in old French oak a textural vehicle.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Some people think this is a silly name and thus don't take the wines too seriously, whereas I love the fact that it has a story behind it. Well, not for the first time, I am right and they are wrong. Not just because we've already got about as many Lanes, Creeks, Rises and Valleys as we can stand. But because it's a terrific wine: a silky, slightly oily pinot gris that tackles the Alsatian (region not dog) style. Take it seriously, stop sniggering.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Greater aromatic and flavour impact than the majority, due to the astute use of 10 months maturation in old French oak; some citrus and stone fruit; a chameleon.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Powerful wine in a high-alcohol, fleshy style; plenty of presence.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89

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