Goshawk Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

March 27, 2020By Yvonne

Goshawk Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2018$poa Well well well. If I haven’t just managed to snaffle a bottle of the top-secret solo project from Mills Reef’s long-time, legendary winemaker, Paul Dawick. The name is taken from his mum’s maiden name (Drummond) and there happened to be a Goshawk bird attached to the coat of … Read More

Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

March 16, 2020By Yvonne

Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 $39.95 Named in honour and memory of Elspeth Preston, grandmother of Mills Reef’s winemaker/owner Tim Preston.  Only created in years when Tim and his team feel the fruit is superlative, when the fruit cannot be faulted, and when the positive chi flows through from the East (using … Read More

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2018

March 15, 2020By Yvonne

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2018 $24.95 Right from the very first sip you’ll understand how this wine scooped a gold medal at the 2019 NZ Wine of the Year Awards and why it’s been the darling of wine critics around the traps.  68% cabernet sauvignon was blended with 32% merlot, fermented and … Read More

Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

December 21, 2019By Yvonne

Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Incredibly harmonious in its combination of florals, bay, tobacco, freshly cut black doris plums, dark cherry, anise, soft pepper, sarsparilla, stretchy tannins, warm yet juicy and fresh on the mid palate.  A lovely, lifted, soothing sip.  Delicious.

Hancock & Sons Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

August 20, 2019By Yvonne

Hancock & Sons Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $29.50 From John Hancock and his son Willy, comes this deliciously drinkable blend of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon that shows blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry, in fact, everything berry in the glass and apart from the bottle itself looking like absolute money on the table, this … Read More

Peter Lehmann H & V Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

July 18, 2019By Yvonne

Peter Lehmann H & V Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 $22 Trust the team at Peter Lehmann to consistently bust out richly structured cabernet sauvignon. I loved the 2015 and the 2016 is sexier still.  It shows their smoke and vanilla signature on the nose due to the combo of French and American oak barrels it’s … Read More

Taiao Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015

July 17, 2019By Yvonne

Taiao Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015 $49.95 So deliciously decked out with dark chocolate, cherry, plum and soft pepper on the nose and palate, this exceptional wine from the Bridge Pa Triangle Winegrowing District has a deep, dark, smouldering personality, liquorice-licked layers of complexity in its statuesque structure.  Earthy, wild at heart … Read More

I Am George Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

June 22, 2019By Yvonne

I Am George Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $22.99 Steve Meyer is the Chief Winemaker responsible for the I Am George wines (released in New Zealand in 2018), a red wine brand created in tribute to the legacy of George Wyndham, one of the pioneers of Australian wine.  The story has it Wyndham arrived in … Read More

Alpha Domus Special Reserve ‘The Aviator’ Hawke’s Bay 2016

May 25, 2019By Yvonne

Alpha Domus Special Reserve ‘The Aviator’ Hawke’s Bay 2016 $69 This is the flagship Bordeaux blend for the Alpha Domus team led by winemaker Barry Riwai, and this vintage is a blend dominated by cabernet sauvignon that’s boosted by cabernet frand, merlot and malbec from the famous, iron-rich, red gravels of the Bridge Pa Triangle … Read More