Pinot Gris from Australia & New Zealand


De Bortoli La Bohème Act Three Pinot Gris & Friends 2014, Yarra Valley, Australia (£13.96 Vinoteca)
Fleshy & rich, with buxom pear, peach and lemon curd flavours and a touch of herbs reined in by a spine of freshness – from Riesling? Nutty finish but that zestiness maintains decorum, tasty wine. S(-)

Marisco Vineyards The King’s Thorn Pinot Gris * 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand (£14.99 Majestic)
Plump, peachy, almost raisinny, with ripe flesh and a hint of burnt sugar, maybe would benefit from a little more zing, but I can’t fault the relaxed and juicy flavours. B+

* Only click this link if you have plenty of time on your hands – it’s one of those annoying sites with supposedly atmospheric music, graphics and scrolling text. Yawn…

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