91/100 SAM KIM. 4 STARS
Te Awanga is a special piece of dirt. Planted 25 years ago by a group of friends in one of Hawke’s Bay’s oldest wine growing areas, they dreamed of making the region’s greatest wines. Not only the physical home of the cellar door by the sea, Te Awanga Estate is a range of single vineyard wines that are rich, mouthfilling and long-lived.
Te Awanga Pinot Gris was sourced from an inland vineyard planted on an old river terrace. The wine is ripe and nicely perfumed, displaying white peach, pear and floral characters. The palate shows a touch of sweetness, crisp acidity and a pleasant long finish. It’s rounded, juicy and very moreish!
91/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit. 17.5/20 - Raymond Chan