Josef Chromy have rolled onto the 2017, but the 2016 is still available.
Josef Chromy, Pinot Gris, Tamar Valley, 2016
Aromas of ripe brown pears, candle wax/soap, unripe mandarin and some light candied ginger also. Full and powerful, not for the lovers of a fine boned “grigio” style. Baked fig, poached pear and heading to a waxy complexity and a touch viscous, reminiscent of a European/Alsatian profile. Luckily, there’s the underlying Tasmanian acidity to provide a bright highlight and a juicy finish, otherwise it’d feel too top heavy and fall over itself. I can understand how some punters may be dissuaded from the label, having a preconception of “gris.” Ultimately, it is a balanced piece of winemaking reaching the intended goal, without any lofty heights.
Wine self purchased.