Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020 $33.99 Hop on the Google machine, type in ‘morganite’, and that, my friend is the colour-twin of this shiny-new, eye-poppingly pretty, certified organic rosé. Crafted by Ben Glover, from pinot noir fruit grown on their Dillons Point property in Marlborough, it’s a deliciously dry, mineral-powered spice-fest of a rosé that … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

August 13, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $31.99 This bright like a yellow diamond 2019 release is one that any chardonnay fan will enjoy I’m sure.  That’s because it’s just darn yummy, beautifully balanced, fat and juicy, with a bit of smokiness, ripe grapefruit flavours and buckets of baked nectarine and creamy, crushed almond, characters.  There’s a lovely … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

May 11, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $22 If you’re looking for a womp-bop-a-loo-bop, tutti-frutti, my boy lollipop sauvigon blanc, then you’re on the wrong karaoke mic my friend, because this bottle of Ben Glover-grown gorgeousness is on the saucy but subtle side.  Think lemongrass, baby basil, pea pods and lemon zest, it’s acidity has just the … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

April 14, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $29.99 Hands up if fresh strawberries, fresh, squinty rhubarb and fresh cherries are something you’d like all up in your cakehole?  Well fret not, the pinot noir equivalent of special agent John Wick unleashing a hail of flavoursome weaponry upon thee.  Ben Glover is the winemaker at the helm of … Read More

Bob short for kate Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

April 8, 2020By Yvonne

Bob short for Kate Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $tbc So your plan’s not cunning enough to pin a tail on and call it a weasel?  Fret not.  It’ll never measure up to Kate’s scheme of disguising herself as a boy and calling herself ‘Bob’ to become Lord Blackadder’s manservant and keep a roof over … Read More

Mr Glover Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

April 8, 2020By Yvonne

Mr Glover Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $42 I’ve said it before, but in case you missed the memo, for professional pinot people, Ben Glover is about as top-of-the-tree as it gets in this country.  With ‘chief winemaker’ titles from Wither Hills, Mud House and Zephyr, and a past Chair of Pinot Noir New Zealand, … Read More

Mr Glover Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

April 8, 2020By Yvonne

Mr Glover Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($27) This wine is exactly what I’m looking for in chardonnay.  In terms of fruit concentration, it’s epic.  In terms of oak-soaked tropicality, it’s epic.  In terms of having peachy, shortcakey complexity and all the makings of being a bad boy in a bottle, it’s again, epic.  Fresh acidity accentuates … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2019

March 27, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2019 $29 West of the Gin Wharf and the Whitebait Pozzie, on the Northside of the Opawa River, lies the Stopbank Block, and that’s where the Glover family have their gewürztraminer grapevines growing in deep, Kaiapoi silt loam soils.  Back in 1988 Owen Glover began converting the family dairy farm to vineyards … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

March 25, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 $27.99 Reviewed for NZ Herald Canvas Magazine March 28 2020 – paired with Annabel Langbein’s Cheesy Vegetable Gratin recipe. Comfort food like this deserves comfort wine, right?  Well there’s no reason why that comfortable, cuddly wine can’t also be whipcrack sexy at the same time.  That’s all a’happening with the Zephyr … Read More