28/06/2015 – Marisco Vineyards, The King’s Thorn Pinot Gris 2013

Marisco Vineyards, The King’s Thorn Pinot Gris 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand
The trickle of Pinot Gris wines coming to us from New Zealand has turned into a steady stream, this from winemaker Brent Maris being a very elegant example. It opens with delicate scents of blossom, honey and summer orchards, before the palate delivers a medium-bodied and crisp fruitiness that, despite a touch of residual sugar just to add a little charm, is focused on taut apple and citrus, a soft sheen of spice and almond from a little oak compenent too. It’s not the most arresting Pinot Gris, but I really like it’s delicacy. I would hesitate to recommend it at full price I must say, but on the current offer it is worth buying. Watch the video for my full review of this wine and for food-matching suggestions. £14.99, Majestic.