Josef Chromy Pinot Gris 2016

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.

RRP: $28
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 16/20

Wine self purchased.

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