Eaton Thistle Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 8, 2021By Yvonne

Eaton Thistle Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $48 Creamy marzipan and spiced passionfruit notes heave out of the glass in this highly aromatic style. It would seem from the dense aromatics that it could be a heavyweight wine, however it’s remarkably light on its feet and elegant. Edged with lime and lemongrass with a touch … Read More

Eaton Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 8, 2021By Yvonne

Eaton Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $42 Don’t let the subtleness on the nose fool you into a false sense of sauvignon. This shiny new star comes from hand harvested fruit from Mike Eaton’s Breezemere and Thistle Hill vineyards in Marlboroughs Awatere Valley. That aromatic subtlety comes from a natural, wild ferment and the … Read More

Eaton Thistle Hill Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 26, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Thistle Hill Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $48 The Hickman family have been growing grapes on their farm ‘Taimate’ since 2006, and their sauvignon has been singled out by winemaker Mike Eaton as being ‘so good, it deserves ‘single vineyard’ status.’ Delicately hand-harvested, the whole bunches are gently squashed in a traditional basket-press … Read More

Eaton Marlborough Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

April 30, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Marlborough Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 $48 Cool-climate elegance all the way here with Mike Eaton’s new 85:10:5 blend sourced from tiny parcels of fruit gathered from secret-squirrel plots across the region. Seasoned leather, blueberry, graphite, blackcurrant, and pepper push their way across the palate. The tannins are fine-grained, deliciously dusty, and as per … Read More

Eaton Marlborough Merlot Malbec Cabernet 2014

April 30, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Marlborough Merlot Malbec Cabernet 2014 $48 Straight out, I’ll say this 85/10/5 blend (created by Mike Eaton) may need decanting as it’s un-fined and unfiltered and natural sediment and tartrate crystals (or ‘wine diamonds’) may appear. This means all the natural anise, blueberry, pine needle, white pepper, sweet vanilla and smoke notes shine through. … Read More