Domain Road Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

February 1, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23 Central Otago has well and truly proven that Marlborough is not always the centre of the sauvignon blanc universe, meaning I’m well-chuffed to be able to bring you this absolute banger from Bannockburn. Planted in three locations, Templars Hill, Doctor’s Flat and on a corner of their … Read More

Domain Road Defiance Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020

February 1, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Defiance Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020 $27 Grown on Graeme Crosbie’s ‘Defiance’ vineyard on Felton Road, this shiny new Pinot Gris is explosively fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour. Think white peach, Golden Delicious apples, quince and nashi niceness on the nose and palate and a clean, crunchy finish that’s like a luscious … Read More

Domain Road The Water Race Central Otago Dry Riesling 2018

June 11, 2020By Yvonne

Domain Road The Water Race Central Otago Dry Riesling 2018 $27 Great dry riesling should have an immediate flinty, limey, green apple impact on the nose and a tidal wave of crunchy, zesty acidity and lemon-lime layers. This super-juicy new release from Graeme and Jill Crosbie is actually named after the ubiquitous water races that … Read More

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

December 20, 2018By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $26  Produced by Graeme and Gillian Crosbie from fruit sourced from their Defiance and Domain Road vineyards, this gorgeous thing is scented with creaming soda, raspberry, sweet cherry and watermelonny wonder.  It’s a more substantial rose than most, super-concentrated yet taut, robust and spicy, with waves of … Read More

Domain Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2012 $39 (5 stars)

April 3, 2017By Yvonne

If a wine could actually shout from the rooftops “I’m Central Otago pinot noir dangnabbit!!” then this would be that wine. I love the lift of rhubarb leaf, juicy cherry, dark plum and tea leaf loveliness in every sniff and the fact that all these flavours osmose onto the palate just adds an extra bit … Read More

Domain Road Defiance Central Otago Pinot Gris 2015

February 22, 2016By Yvonne

Domain Road Defiance Central Otago Pinot Gris 2015 $25 ★★★★½ Lovers of sweeter pinot gris are sure to go doolally over this honeysuckle-soaked style.  Think nectarine, nashi pear, mandarin and the pungent tang of quince, make this Bannockburn-grown gris downright gorgeous.  Superb with your next chicken tikka marsala.  www.domainroad.co.nz

Under $25 Treats…

August 11, 2013By Yvonne

Like most people who enjoy a glass of wine or two on a daily basis, I really have to watch my wallet when it comes to buying bottles during the week.  $15 is my ballpark budget most days, but when the weekend rolls around I can always find an excuse to squeeze an extra ten … Read More