Crown + Thieves 'Doc Guernsey' Gew

'Every wine has a story, but few can top this gew from Jason Parkes. The fruit is grown by the family vet on a small, two-acre on the lake at Summerland. Parkes claims there would be hell to pay if he upset the vet, so two, old, French puncheons were conscripted to store the wine on its lees for 10 months, with daily stirrings. The thing is, it’s bone dry, so rather than sipping it on the patio, pull out the roast chicken, or an onion tart, and prepare to be stunned. Floral, dried apricot, orange, pepper, ginger and more. It’s a bit geeky, but in a good way.

89 points' - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine April 6 2018