Coopers Creek Select Vineyards Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot Malbec 2015

September 13, 2019By Yvonne

Coopers Creek Select Vineyards Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot Malbec 2015 $23.75 Previously sold under the ‘Metals and Gravels’ label, this 57:43 M & M blend is showing how fantastic 2015 was in Hawke’s Bay for merlot-dominant, Bordeaux-style red wines.  Elegant, statuesque and stacked with buckets of black fruits, masses of Christmas pudding spices and … Read More

Unison Gimblett Gravels Rocky Syrah 2017

August 31, 2019By Yvonne

Unison Gimblett Gravels Rocky Syrah 2017 $60 Syrah lovers will launch into a happy dance I’m sure, as soon as they sip this new release from one of Hawke’s Bay’s most acclaimed syrah haus’s.  The ‘Rocky’ is testament to how elegant and statuesque cool-climate syrah can be when built well.  The deep, ancient riverbed gravels … Read More

Pask Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

July 30, 2019By Yvonne

Pask Gimblet Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $18 If this wine was a person it’d be Sergeant Pepper!! If it were fizzy it’d be Dr Pepper and if it were a British cartoon character, it’d be Pepper Pig – I think you dig. Classic, peppery pepperiness on the nose of this Gimblett Gravels goodie. Violet … Read More

Pask Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2018

July 30, 2019By Yvonne

Pask Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2018 $18 With its attractive aromas of peach jam on a buttered crumpet, this shiny new chardonnay from the team at Pask is bound to be a big hit.  Not hugely toasty, just a sliver of sawdust amongst the buckets of citrus and stonefruit makes this nutty glass of niceness really … Read More

Saint Clair Origin Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

April 26, 2019By Yvonne

Saint Clair Origin Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017 $22 Kick off your shoes, put your MC Hammer pants on and do a happy dance. This juicy, Gimblett Gravels-grown merlot is seriously floral on the nose and resplendent (now that’s a word) with raspberry, liquorice, spiced plum, and chocolate layers’ that lead to a long, fresh finish. … Read More

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2017

November 24, 2018By Yvonne

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2017 $21.99 Punchy and peppery right upfront then followed by juicy raspberry and cherry and light leathery, earthy notes on the palate.  It’s a great introduction to good, affordable, Gimblett Gravels syrah and as soon as you’ve tasted it you’ll be hooked!

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2017

October 8, 2018By Yvonne

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2017 $24  Bold, juicy and ready for action, this velvety-smooth red has cocoa, dark cherry, plum and peppery warmth on the palate.  It’s fleshy, beautifully textured and fabulous with moussaka. www.millsreef.co.nz  

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Crofters Syrah 2015 $22 ★★★½

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

If you’re after pure peppercorn and light violet layers in your syrah then you’ve come to the right place. A brisk, sandy texture in the mid-palate and some punchy plum and boysenberry fruit forces its way across the tongue and around the back teeth. The finish is juicy and bright, moderately spicy and definitely nicey. … Read More

Pask Declaration Gimblett Gravels Declaration Chardonnay 2014 $50 (5 stars)

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

Chardonnay lovers have I got a bottle of ‘batta bing, batta bing’ for you!  Crafted by the seriously talented team at Pask, (where it’s compulsory to adore chardonnay) here’s a grapefruit and peach-packed wine stitched together with butterscotch, custard crème, tweaks of cinnamon and a long, juicy finish.  As soon as you sip, your palate … Read More