PEGASUS BAY MUSCAT 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Our Waipara Valley vineyard’s stony soil accumulates the heat by day and releases it during the night, as in the Rhône Valley where this varietal originates.

The aromas and flavours evoke impressions of baked pears, pawpaw, citrus flowers, orange zest, cinnamon, and freshly crushed root ginger. These are supported by a complexing hint of butterscotch. The wine expands on the palate to become mouth filling and unctuous but there is seam minerality and a tangy acidity to balance the off dry finish."


4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This rare, estate-grown Waipara Valley wine is made in a sturdy, Alsace style and matured for six months in old oak puncheons. The 2016 vintage is gently perfumed and mouthfilling (14 per cent alcohol), with peach, orange and spice flavours, a splash of sweetness (18 grams/litre of residual sugar) and fresh acidity. It's still very youthful; open mid-2018+."
4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, December 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Very pale coloured, near colourless. The nose is very tight and taut with intense and penetrating aromas of musk, fresh grapes and herbs, with lifted floral notes, unveiling a little smoke! Is this the indigenous yeasts? Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the depth and tautness is the feature on the palate. This is not broad in any way, as Muscat can be. Very fine phenolics and soft, refined acidity complete the picture, revealing mineral and smoke detail on the finish. I tend to enjoy Muscat varietal wines in their youth. This has the ability to keep well, maybe 3-4+ years. 14.0% alc. and around 18 g/L RS according to Edward’s memory.."


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