|Cornelius Pinot Gris|
Cornelius Pinot Gris 2009 (Bellarine Peninsula, Vic)
14%, Screwcap, $40
I find myself mildly annoyed by these Cornelius wines. The packaging is good, the back label information is almost unmatched, the story is great, the price is up there. Expectations are thus high. Yet I’m still waiting to be really impressed, waiting for one of these wines to really show their value. Still waiting here though this is closer…
Light straw in colour (consistent with a 3yr old Gris). Nose of pears, creamy oak, a little more pears. That vanilla bean oak is top shelf actually. Sexy oak. Like expensive vanilla bean icecream. The palate shows something of the pears ‘n’ cream richness and viscosity that I want in a Gris like this but it’t not quite enough to match up with that alcohol burn.
Oh how I wish this was richer, fresher and less alcoholic for it promises much… 16.5/88