Hungerford Hill Pinot Gris 2011 (Tumbarumba, NSW)
13.7%, Screwcap, $27
I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t expecting much from this. I mean, a 3 year old Pinot Gris from a region not known for Gris (at all) that I found in the tasting pile. Yet still, it surprised me. I’ve actually had it open for four days now to see what happens. Even after four days it is taut, driven by acid and very fresh, teetering between ripe fruit and crunchy acidity. At no stage has it been blinding, but the structure and length of this Riesling-esque Pinot Gris is admirable.
I’d drink this.
Tasted: September 2014
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? I’d drink a glass or two.