Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 23, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $25 Sourced from fruit grown in the Wairau Valley, this is a sauvignon that’ll soothe the throat and clear the nose in majestic fashion. No joke. It’s an ultra-concentrated, herbaceously heaving example that will wow the crowds. Pungent basil, passionfruit, lime, peach and a plethora of grassy goodness … Read More

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 Named after the late Greg White, Whitehaven’s co-founder, the ‘Greg’ range of wines are only created when the fruit is absolutely perfect and are made by winemaker Diana Katardzhieva. The 2020 is pretty darn delicious and absolutely stacked with citrus, lemongrass, crushed basil … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

January 20, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $24.99 Sourced from fruit grown on the Meadowbank Estate vineyard in the Taylor’s Pass area in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys,  which, once harvested, went through a smorgasbord of different treatments to create the style Jules would be happy with. A chunk of whole-clusters went straight into French oak barrels for a … Read More

Beach House Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018

January 20, 2021By Yvonne

Beach House ‘F’ Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018 $25 Here’s a fact. If it weren’t for cabernet franc, we wouldn’t have any cabernet sauvignon. You see, back in the mists of time, cabernet franc had some sexy-time with a saucy little sauvignon blanc vine and when the sap began to rise in the springtime, a … Read More

Frank Caccioppoli Rosé 2020

January 20, 2021By Yvonne

Frank Caccioppoli Rosé 2019 Made by Julz Brogden of Collaboration wines. Brushed gold cap on clear glass. Made from 100% merlot, it’s the colour of ballet shoes, bright, clear and boasts aromas of pink peppercorn, white raspberry, nectarine and iron filings, all characters that osmose across the palate in an ultra-refreshing, gum-tingling rush of flavour. … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 17, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $24 This Sauvignon Blanc has an extra whoomph of white pepper and lemongrassy loveliness across the classic citrus, passionfruit and bruised basil bodaciousness that the Jules Taylor sauvignon blancs are known to possess. The acidity has prickle and punch and  adds to the generosity of textures present. It absolutely … Read More

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

January 8, 2021By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 $29 Oh great Norse gods of the forests and seas, every sniff and sip of this mighty Marlbourian chardonnay conjures up tantalising toasted almond, grilled grapefruit and roast peach flavours that collide with juicy acidity and silky yet sexy textures to create a deliciously complex wine that’ll wow even the toughest … Read More

Scout Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

January 7, 2021By Yvonne

Scout Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $34 This debut Marlborough chardonnay from the young, talented, winemaking twosome of Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane is crafted from clone 548 grapes, that were handpicked from their mate Josh Hammond’s vineyard in the Fairhall district and pressed as whole bunches into a combo of oak puncheons (500lt) and barriques (225lt) for … Read More

Scout Lowburn Central Otago Chardonnay 2019

January 7, 2021By Yvonne

Scout Lowburn Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $34 Gorgeous chardonnay here from a site situated on the stony slopes above Lake Dunstan. Harvested and pressed directly to barrels where it went through a natural/wild/indigenous primary ferment and a healthy 100% malolactic secondary ferment. The result is a a grilled peach and grapefruit-stacked chardonnay oozing personality, plucky … Read More

Quartz Reef Late Disgorged Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle 2010

January 6, 2021By Yvonne

Quartz Reef Late Disgorged Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle 2010 $120 Originally released to celebrate the monumental occasion of 21years since Austrian winemaker Rudi Bauer knocked on the door of the the Perriam family at Bendigo Station and convinced them their land would be the perfect place to grow grapes for supremely good Pinot Noir and … Read More