de la terre Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019

September 22, 2021By Yvonne

de la terre Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019 $39.99 Hold the phone, lock the gates and pull on your pepper pants because this new release from the legendary winemaking talents of Tony Prichard is extraordinarily spicy and nicey. Crafted from handpicked fruit grown in the highest elevation syrah vineyard in Hawke’s Bay (160m icyww), it’s … Read More

Brookfields Burnfoot Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018

September 22, 2021By Yvonne

Brookfields Burnfoot Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 $20 Peter Robertson’s been making wine in Hawke’s Bay since 1974. 1974! So he knows a thing or or twenty about turning great weather into great wine. 2018 was a bit special for Brookfields. It produced merlot full of juicy spices and supple tannins that create just the right … Read More

Kōpū Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

September 15, 2021By Yvonne

Kōpū Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $24.99 From the lovelies at Lake Road Wines comes this bright, pepper-dusted syrah sourced from vineyards around Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s syrahvana. Showing classic violet vavoom and an edge of iron filings, blackcurrant, blueberry and seasoned leather, it’s a style that requires a large, swirlable glass so that you can … Read More

Monowai Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

September 15, 2021By Yvonne

Monowai Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 Twas waaay back in ye olde early days of my wine journey that I first encountered the mighty Monowai chardonnay and now it’s something I look forward to seeing each year because it’s changing (for the better) all the time. Emma Lowe and Marcello Nunez are the evil … Read More

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

September 9, 2021By Yvonne

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $25 Crafted from 100% merlot grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle district of Hawke’s Bay, this rosé has meat on its bones for sure. Classic spiced cherry and raspberry notes on the nose lead to a full, generous mid-palate and solid length of flavour. Robust, juicy and definitely a … Read More

The Hunting Lodge Expressions Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

September 7, 2021By Yvonne

The Hunting Lodge Expressions Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $23 Paired with: Frittata muffins Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021 Now I know Annabel says these frittata muffins are a great way to get veg into kids, but they’re also a great way to get the Hunting Lodge Expressions Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($23.99) into grownups. … Read More

Te Mania Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

August 26, 2021By Yvonne

Te Mania Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $27.99 While the team at Te Mania have kept us copasetic with their bottles of Nelsonian niceness, this time they’ve journeyed north to the syrah capital of the country to hunt out fruit that’ll not only curl your lashes and epilate your limbs, it’ll also expand your nostrils with … Read More

Tastes Like Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

August 22, 2021By Yvonne

Known Unknown Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $25 Prepare for a hit of meaty, savoury, classic violet and peppercorn characters on the nose of this new syrah and enjoy how it’s followed by smooth, earthy, dark cocoa flavours and layers of nicely chewy tannins. All that good stuff is boosted with solid acidity as well. It’s … Read More

Monowai Upper Reaches Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2020

August 22, 2021By Yvonne

Monowai Upper Reaches Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2020 $35 The ‘upper reaches’ refers to Emma Lowe and husband Marcelo Nunez’ vineyard, which sits high up on the ancient terraces carved out by the mighty Ngaruroro River in the sub-region of Crownthorpe at the foot of the Kaweka Range. Vanilla-dipped cherry and choco-berry aromas lead to … Read More

Zaria Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2021

August 15, 2021By Yvonne

Zaria Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2021 $20 With bright, energetic, red apple and raspberry layers, cherry and zesty citrus characters and a long, vibrant, citrus-stacked finish, it just bursts with redcurrant and spice. Fresh and crunchy and punchy in all the right places, I really like this wine. A lot. Zaria