Karikari Estate Pinotage 2013 $42

Winemaker Alan Collinson has unleashed a wine that literally had me leap around yelling at people in my office to taste it.  Perfumed, plush, plump and packed with sexy berries and concentrated cocoa, spices and sarsaparilla characters, it’s my new favourite thing.  Fresh acidity and soft, stretchy tannins and luscious length of flavour.  Gorgeous. Sip […]

Diemersdal Dubanville Pinotage 2015 $25

Just because it has pinot noir as it’s Dad, don’t be lulled into thinking pinotage going to be safe as a cardigan and slippers, oh no. Its mum is crazy old cinsault and she injects some meaty tannins, deep plum, concentrated berry and chocolate flavours, which make this an utterly unputdownable (technical term there) red […]

Kidnapper Cliffs Hawke’s Bay Pinotage 2010

Kidnapper Cliffs Hawke’s Bay Pinotage 2010 $45  One of the most sophisticated examples of pinotage on the NZ market, this wine oozes cranberry, redcurrant, rosehip tea and cherry cola aromas yet it has a spicy edge with savoury, dried herb flavours and is soundly built with solid tannins a warming mid-palate and lengthy persistence of […]

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