Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $21.99

A squeak of skin contact has given this gris a super-sexy rose-gold blush in the glass and aroma-wise it ticks all the boxes in terms of quince, baked pear, peachy notes and all sorts of fresh spices that also osmose across the palate.  The acidity is clean, focused and precise, and there’s a nectarine stone and walnutty flicker on the finish.  Good stuff.