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Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017 Wine Review

Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017

Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017

Waipara, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Thornbury

Agent: Airen Imports

Natalie's Score: 90/100

This vibrant New Zealand Pinot Gris is grown in Waipara, where the winery also grows Riesling. Racy acidity with medium-body. Notes of lime zest and orchard fruit. Pair with fresh seafood and shellfish.

This Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017 was reviewed on September 4, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Delicate yet tasty, off-dry young Pinot Gris with pretty floral, lemony-grapefruit and pear aromas and flavours. Has a certain, rich complexity the further you investige. Very nicely done. Paired well with pork chops with grilled summer vegetables.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A rich, medium-dry Pinot Gris made from grapes grown in New Zealand's Waipara region. Shows delicate citrus, pear, honeysuckle, lychee and spice notes. Unctuous texture makes this PG a great match for white meat, pork or scallops.
Tasted September 2017 with the winemaker, Simon Fells.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine is vibrant and crisp. It has aromas of pear, lemon, tropical fruit and mineral notes. It's slightly sweet on the palate which is beautifully balanced by the wine's acidity. It also has a certain richness. There's flavours of citrus and pear. A very nice pinot gris! Pair with pork or shellfish. Tasted September 2017.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The fruit for this wine was carefully sourced from the Waiata Vineyard located in the Waipara winegrowing region. This region has warm days and cool nights - thus the intense, rich flavors and natural acidity. This Pinot Gris is medium sweet and a little different compared to other vintages - lots of fresh citrus, pear, and spice. There is an incredible purity of fruit in the glass, with a cleanliness and crisp acidity that is very refreshing. This wine is very versatile with many foods- namely New Zealand shellfish, pork and chicken.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This medium-sweet Pinot Gris comes from the 27 hectares from Thornbury's Waiata Vineyard. The wine presents pretty aromas of ripe pear, lemon and sweet spice. The mouthfeel displays a full texture with a dry finish. Pair with pork dishes. Tasted September, 2017.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pale coppery straw colour. Ripe Bartlett pears, honeysuckle, and citrus aromas. A fruit-forward, medium sweetness, and slightly oily wine with a textured mouthfeel and a lingering taste of ripe pears and crisp acidity. Score 89. (S.Segard, reviewed Sept. 25, 2017)
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A vibrant floral and fruity Pinot Gris from Thornbury. With aromas of peach and stone fruit, honeysuckle, melon, aromatic apple blossom and pear. Flavours also reflect these with some peach and apricot and pear fruit. Soft butterscotch notes, creamed caramel and hints of butter creaminess. It has a lively oily texture and mouthfeel. Medium acidity, body and finish. Dry, but with a touch of sweetness at the end.
Pair with Pork, shellfish and terrine.
David Skinner rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Light gold with a slight copper hue. Aromas of apricot, pear, honey and herbs. The medium acidity supports the primary fruit delivered on the nose with a mineral lift on the finish.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This Pinot Gris is a off-dry and with a lot more body than expected, given its delicate colour. Aromas include pear, honey and a warm spicy note. This wine is slightly oily on the palate, giving a lot more body and mouthfeel which is nicely balanced by some bright acidity. Medium-long finish. The body and acidity on this wine would make it a great match to a variety of foods, but you could try this with pork tenderloin or grilled chicken.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The grape is sourced from the Waipara region, where the climate in this region is also suitable to grow Riesling. This wine has a nice floral, tropical fruits to the nose. It is medium sweet and has honey-like texture that coats your palate. If you like a more fruit-driven pinot gris, this is a one to try!

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