Pask Declaration Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2019

February 24, 2021By Yvonne

Pask Declaration Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2019 $39.99 Only made when the fruit is absolutely perfect, this shiny new Declaration well and truly shouts from the clouds that its here to make friends so come on over! Scented with lemon brioche, almond meal, nectarine and soft, grapefruit-pith perfection on the palate, it’s elegant, ultra-fresh, delicately styled … Read More

Unison Symphony Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2014

February 6, 2021By Yvonne

Unison Symphony Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2014 $55 This syrah is developing a deliciously meaty majesty to its aromatic and flavourmatic (yes, it’s a word) layers. Soft white pepper, blueberry and boysenberry coulis characters all jostle for attention on the nose and mouth and it ends up being quite the delicious disco. Hints of flaxseed, soy … Read More

Unison Gimblett Gravels Classic Blend Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013

February 6, 2021By Yvonne

Unison Gimblett Gravels Classic Blend Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013 $40 Eight years on from vintage and this mighty merlot-dominated blend is developing an edge of espresso, cola and soy which cloaks the blueberry and dark plum in the mid-palate. Leather licked and layered with dusty tannins on the finish, this wine is maturing nicely … Read More

Unison Merlin’s Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2015

February 6, 2021By Yvonne

Unison Merlin’s Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2015 $38 22 months of careful barrel aging in the first instance, combined with another couple of years of sleepy years in the bottle, this classic Gimblett Gravels merlot is fleshing out in fabulous fashion. Leather layers merge with soft pepper, damson plum and blueberry notes to create a … Read More

Unison Excalibur Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

February 5, 2021By Yvonne

Unison Excalibur Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014 $38 I love that the punch of peppery syrah adds an extra flick to the tail of this warm, smooth, fulsome and velvety blend. Seriously aromatic, with dried herbs, carpenters cabin and cocoa characters, seven years on from harvest and just starting to swell and hit … Read More

Beach House Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018

January 20, 2021By Yvonne

Beach House ‘F’ Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018 $25 Here’s a fact. If it weren’t for cabernet franc, we wouldn’t have any cabernet sauvignon. You see, back in the mists of time, cabernet franc had some sexy-time with a saucy little sauvignon blanc vine and when the sap began to rise in the springtime, a … Read More

Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2018

August 9, 2020By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2018 $150 THE TECHNICAL: This is the new vintage release of one of New Zealand’s most sought-after syrah’s.  Produced only in years when the fruit is exceptional, the 2018 Homage was crafted from 99.6% syrah and 0.4% viognier hand-harvested from three different Gimblett Gravels sites including 70% Gimblett Estate, 19% Tin … Read More

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2018

July 1, 2020By Yvonne

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2018 $24.95 Paul Dawick and Tim Preston are the crack team of talent behind Mills Reef, and merlot is their monster truck when it comes to wines that plough across your tastebuds and leave a deep, palate imprint.  Dark, inky, glossy and erupting with exotic 5spice notes, plum, cherry, … Read More

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $45 100% cabernet sauvignon here from old vines dating back to the mists of time. 1984 to be exact, so maybe not so misty then. anyhoo, first planted by Gimbett Gravels pioneer, Dr. Alan Limmer, these organically-grown vines thrive in the desert-scape of the ancient Ngaruroro riverbed, creating intensely … Read More

Sacred Hill Hawke’s Bay Brokenstone 2014

June 12, 2020By Yvonne

Sacred Hill Hawke’s Bay Brokenstone 2014 $45 (re-tasted June 2020) Merlot leads a cast of superstar varieties in this celebrity Gimblett Gravels gathering.  Malbec, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc combine to create a deeply aromatic red with warmth, woollyness and furry feelings in all the right places.  This vintage at 6 years on is … Read More