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STARBOROUGH FAMILY ESTATE SON OF THE SOIL PINOT GRIS 2018

93 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
NZIWS Gold
Value Pick
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.8%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Gris

$22.99 $17.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : Marlborough

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Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018


Starborough wines have been making their mark over the past 3-4 years with their Sauvignon Blanc (Michael Cooper's White Wine Buy of the Year 2016 issue) and also with their consistently 5 star rated Pinot Gris. ​Made in the drier style with richness from partial barrel ferment and extended lees contact. It has nice weight and succulence showing excellent fruit intensity and a silken texture.


5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Delightfully fruited and gorgeously fragrant, the bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, fresh pear, lemon peel and white floral characters, leading to a succulent palate that is wonderfully weighted and seductively smooth. The wine offers elegance as well as terrific fruit intensity, finishing long and delicious. At its best: now to 2021."


5 Stars & 18.5/20 (93) Raymond Chan, October 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edged. The nose is elegant ant tightly bound with a fine core of white and yellow stonefruits along with a little nutty note, unfolding pear elements and chalky minerals. Dry to taste, the palate is softly concentrated with fresh flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with pears and subtle notes of exotic florals. The fruit forms a well-packed heart and flows along a bright and vibrant line with a little underlying power and drive. This is smooth and near seamless with fine acid balance providing energy and tension. The wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a softly concentrated, elegant dryish Pinot Gris with exotic flavours of stonefruits, pears and florals on a smooth flowing palate with some power. Serve with Asian cuisine over the next 3 years. Fruit from 85% ‘O’Dwyers Farm’ and 15% ‘Starborough Terrace’, fermented in tank with 10% in barrel to 12.8% alc., and 5.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees."


4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The youthful 2018 vintage is very fresh and lively. Bright, light lemon/green, it has generous, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing a touch of complexity, finely balanced acidity and a dryish finish. Best drinking mid-2019+."

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