Hāhā Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

July 15, 2020By Yvonne

Hāhā Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $20 Consistently one of the best value pinot noir’s on the market, the shiny-new 2019 from Hāhā doesn’t disappoint.  Think easy, smooth textures, clove and red rose notes collide with subtle cherry and raspberry notes, lifted florals and an earthy finish. http://www.hahawine.co.nz

Hāhā Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

Hāhā Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019 $13.99 Paired with Beef Massaman in dish magazine Issue 92 2020 Your wallet won’t even wince when you grab yourself a bottle of Hāhā Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019 ($13.99) to pair with this dish.  Savoury, leathery, plum and blueberry notes abound, then a serious thwack (it’s a word) of acidity, … Read More

Hãhã Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018

July 2, 2019By Yvonne

Hãhã Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018 $18 So bright and bouncy and bursting with baked pear and spiced peach notes on the nose and palate, this is a nicely balanced gris that’s generously proportioned yet very refreshing and crisp.  Hints of cashew and apple unveil on the finish too.  Nicely made. www.hahawine.co.nz  

Hãhã Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018

July 2, 2019By Yvonne

Hãhã Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 $18 This new release is a super-smashable red that sings plum, plum and more plum!  Warm and cuddly in the mouth, it coats the palate with cocoa and spice and slips down far too easily.  Edged with pepper, the tannins are soft and woolly, yet add a hint of chew … Read More

Haha Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2016 $13.99 (3.5 stars)

April 3, 2017By Yvonne

Highly scented and precise on the nose, fresh-cut pear, poached quince and powdery, talc-like characters leap from the glass.  It’s also a very full, generous gris, soaking the palate with pipfruit, honeysuckle and spice.  Don’t chill this down too much or you’ll stifle all those fruit layers.  Sip with bacon-wrapped dates as a nibbly treat. … Read More

Hãhã Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

February 22, 2016By Yvonne

Hãhã Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $15.99 ★★★½ I’ve been trying to recall if there’s ever been a vintage of this wine that I’ve tasted and been less than wowed by.  And there isn’t one.  This shiny new example has intense lime, feijoa, gooseberry and classic passionfruit flavours abound.  It’s juicy, generous and represents really good … Read More

Haha Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

November 20, 2015By Yvonne

Hãhã Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $16 ★★★★ Wow!  Bursting with intense passionfruit, lime and peach flavours bouncing around in a bucketload of classic grassy, herbaceous notes, this is a juicy, generous sauvignon that finishes tangy and taut.  Great value.  www.hahawine.com

Hãhã Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

October 20, 2015By Yvonne

Hãhã Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 $19.99 ★★★½ Bright cherry, raspberry and spices waft from the glass and merge with gentle cola and cocoa notes in the mouth.  Youthful and fruity, it’s easy, fresh and silky to drink.  www.hahawine.co.nz

Hens, Chickens and Frost…

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

You’d expect at the end of January things out there in winery land would be all go.  With harvest just weeks away surely there’d be no end of things to do; tanks to clean, barrels to wash, equipment to sterilise and loads of general endeavour by everyone concerned.  So on a sneaky little trip to … Read More