Luscious gris

Spy Valley Envoy Johnson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2017, Marlborough NZD $32

Moderately sweet but beautifully balanced pinot gris with delicious honey, poached pear, apricot and mango flavours. A luscious wine without any suggestion of being cloying. Delicious now but could become even more interesting with a little bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Mango pudding with peanut praline, passionfruit sorbet, fresh coconut, bourbon caramel

Stockists: Spy Valley Wines; Red + White Cellar, Auckland (NZ distributor); Bacchus Wine Merchant – NSW, QLD, ACT & VIC (AU distributor)

Ranked: #1 of 45 2017 Pinot Gris from Marlborough

Awarded: Top Rank

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