Gladstone Estate: Gladstone, New Zealand

Tasting of samples
 

Sauvignon Blanc Gladstone Estate 2011
Aromas leap out of the glass, ripe, tropical, appealing. Fairly dry, almost smoky palate yet still fresh and zesty, leading to a grapefruit, bitter finish.
 
Sauvignon Blanc 12,000 Miles 201Bottle Shots1
Attractive packaging featuring a luggage label, and the name 12,000 miles representing the winemakers personal journey on emigrating from Scotland to New Zealand, but also the journey taken to make a bottle of wine. Fits nicely. Classically non-Marlborough Sauvignon, more Loire in style with brilliant minerality, again with the citrus, grapefruit style fruit giving acidity and a refreshing, lip smackingly dry finish. Is this what consumers want from NZ Sauvignon though?
 
Pinot Gris Gladstone Estate 2010
Faulty sample.
 
Pinot Noir Gladstone Estate 2010
Textbook Pinot nose that really invites you in. Lovely complexity on the palate, savoury notes, nice balance and texture. Really very good.
 
Pinot Noir 12,000 Miles 2010
Again a very varietally correct Pinot that isnt just a burst of ripe fruit, its got more complexity and structure as you'd expect than the previous Pinot with more layers of flavour going on. Elegant.
 
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Posted on 16/03/2012
by Danielle
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ooh lovely
By: Michael Bent
On: 10/12/2012

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