Anchorage Pinot Gris 2012
Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Nelson
91 Points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
It's instantly appealing on the nose with pear, floral, white peach and citrus notes. The palate is juicy and lively, showing a touch of sweetness which is well balanced by the bright acidity. Youthful, bright and very appealing. At its best: now to 2015. Tasted December 2012.
The Drummond family have been making reliable wines offering value from their 40 ha of vineyards and contract fruit in the Motueka and Moutere districts in Nelson since the 2003 vintage. New labelling has been introduced with the latest releases, and the use of colour identification for the different varieties has lifted the presentation. The "Reserve" tier is subtly, but clearly distinguished as well. The distinctive silhouette of the yacht remains the feature and reflects the lifestyle of the Motueka region. The latest releases consolidate their work with the recognised Nelson varieties, but also with the more innovative Viognier and Syrah grapes.
These are well-made wines that are safe and sure buys.