Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2014 97/100
Gold medal level Pinot Gris to this commentator. Oak matured, boldly fruited, balanced and tasty, a credit to the Gladstone sub-region of Wairarapa. A delicious dry white to suit a range of food styles from light to medium. Ready, without rush, into 2020.
Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2014 91/100
Certified organic. Very inviting aromatics, clean, and alive. Subtle Pinot palate, tasty and suited to red meat or spicy food. Ready from now on, into 2018.
Urlar Gladstone Noble Riesling 2015 (375ml bottle) 93/100
Tastes as a ripe, late-pick style with a hint of botrytis. Clean, alive wine, 12% alcohol, delicious with the right food courses, perhaps melon and prosciutto. Tidy wine in fine condition, no hurry through 2018.
Urlar Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2015 91/100
Certified organic. Partly oak fermented. Tasty wine, perhaps a unique style for Gladstone sub-region (of Wairarapa) yet carries the Sauvignon tone New Zealand is known for. Balanced, near perfect mouth-feel. A fine wine for poultry and fish courses. No hurry through 2017.