Pinot Gris 2019
An elegant dry-style Pinot Gris with attractive aromas of pear and spice along with flavours of nectarine and other stone fruit. Fermenting a portion in older oak barriques gives this wine texture while the structure and excellent length come from the limestone.
Looking for a dry-style pinot gris that still packs a punch of richness, elegance and all-round excellence? Then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac friend, because Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan of Tikokino have created all that in spades. Rich stonefruit notes overlap with classic apple and nashi nuances and it’s stitched together with spices of all persuasions. The acidity is crispy-fresh, yet the partial barrel-ferment and extended lees action have softened the wine and injected a toasty, creamy complexity. This gris really agrees with me (so poetic). Get it now or forever kick yourself.
5 stars Yvonne Lorkin http://yvonnelorkin.com/2020/06/lime-rock-central-hawkes-bay-pinot-gris-2019/