Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Apr 4, 2010 Robert Oatley Vineyards – James Oatley Tic Tok Pinot Gris 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAdelaide Hills, South Australia $16-18 www.robertoatley.com.auThough not too many North Americans know about Bob – I mean – Robert – Oatley, he’s quite the figure down under. A proud and passionate fifth-generation Aussie, Oatley has built a diverse family business that includes vineyards, wineries, cattle stations, thoroughbred horses and luxury tourism. If his name isn’t familiar, his wine legacy certainly is – Bob Oatley established the now famous Hunter Valley-based Rosemount Estate, producing his first commercial vintages in the early 1970s.In 2006, after leaving winemaking (his ‘retirement’ lasted one year), he returned with Robert Oatley Vineyards, now with 4 distinct wine lines. The newest range has been named James Oatley Tic Tok series – honouring Bob’s great, great grandfather James, a clockmaker, and the first of his clan to land in Sydney in 1815.Haven’t come across Tic Tok on your wine watch? Not surprising – these wines are new to BC. The catchy label caught my eye, and the intro price tag reeled me in. Glad I bit! From the cool Adelaide Hills district, flavours of creamy ripe pear, pink lady apple and fresh minerality are under the welcomed stelvin cap. Mostly fermented in stainless steel, a small portion was fermented in older oak – providing an oomph of musky complexity. Medium bodied, smooth and nicely balanced – not at all wood-weighted, but fruit-forward. A lovely little well-made surprise and one I’ll be sure to return to – especially for this price.Watch for the more established Robert Oakley Vineyards range in private liquor stores in BC.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)AustraliaPinot GrisWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.