Huon Hooke has reviewed over 1,000 Pinot Gris and 96 Points is the highest rating he has ever given an Australian example. And only 3 of them have achieved that rating. This is one of them.
Over the 12 years, Huon Hooke has reviewed over 1,000 Pinot Gris. 96 Points is the highest rating he has ever given an Australian Pinot Gris only. And only 3 of them have achieved that rating. That's right, only 3 from the last 12 years have scored 96 points and today we offer one of those three. It's Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Gris 2019 from Mornington, it's $27.99 a bottle and it's one of the best Australian pinot gris you'll taste. Take a look at Huon Hooke's review, I doubt you'll ever come across a Pinot Gris review like it:
"A sensational gris, with terrific intensity and richness, the bouquet and flavour flooded with pear, honey, nut and vanilla nuances. In the mouth, it has effortless power and generosity. The finish is dry, soft and refreshing. There is an impression of barrel fermentation, although it has no oak contact. A beacon for the grape variety and a wholly compelling drink. "
It's not very often we lead with a Pinot Gris, but when we do, you know it must be good. Over 12 years and 1000 pinot Gris tasted, Huon Hooke thought this was the equal best Australian Pinot Gris. Find out what the fuss is about and order your bottle today.
Where this wine comes from - Mornington Peninsula
Another gem that’s part of Melbourne’s ‘Dress Circle’, the maritime climate of Mornington makes it Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Paradise. Sea breezes ensure the vineyards remain cool, ideal for producing styles with elegance and finesse. Red Hill, Merricks and Balnarring is where the main action is, enjoying the see breezes coming off Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. There’s also a vast array of alternative varieties that enjoy the peninsula’s maritime climate. Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris certainly has made its presence felt, producing both clean crisp, easy drinking Grigio styles, as well as richer, riper Gris styles. The whites are made for seafood, while Mornington Pinot Noir is a must with traditional duck dishes – either Chinese style or French.