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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Deviation Road Pinot Gris Riesling 2013

Was unsure whether to write this up: a case of cellar palate? Tasted on a root day? Or just a bad bottle? Loved this at Cellar Door, sufficiently so to bring a bottle home with thoughts of pairing with spicy prawns or some such...

Basically the genesis of the wine is that a portion of Pinot Gris was kept back for 12 months for further development, with about 30% early picked Riesling added for freshness, drive and to give the wine a spine which to hang off.

However: smells flat, dried grass, a touch of barnyard.

Yes, there's a little tangy citrus and pineapple syrup; textural - yet beyond that initial burst of fruit it offered little. Curious. 86 

Tasted on: Thursday 28th April, a Root day
Source: Cellar Door
Price: $?
Alcohol: ?
Closure: Screwcap

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