MARK HENDERSON REVIEWS MAHI MARLBOROUGH & WARD FARM PINOT GRIS

2016 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris Rating: Good to Very Good Pear, stonefruit & juicy fruit gum, developing honey and beeswax with time. A light frame with hints of peach and nectarine: chalky grip for textural interest. Crisp and dry, this finishes on a zingy, citrusy note. Rather tightly bound today, yet it feels like there may be more to give here.   2015 Mahi Ward Farm Pinot Gris Rating:  Excellent Cider apples, blossom, almonds and a toasty hint. Voluminous in the mouth with a soapy texture and chalky phenolics, with apricot notes building. A completely different style, challenging perhaps for some, but full of richness and interest. This grows in assuredness over time, showing marvellous length and depth.

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