Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019 $19.99 That so much pure, Hawke’s Bay syrah-ness is able to be crammed inside a bottle for just $20 just blows my mind. Yet in the hands of the team at Trinity Hill, any syrah grape can feel confident that it’ll be shepherded into the bottle with the best … Read More

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

O:TU Limited Release Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $31.99 Boatloads of white pepper, vanilla, blueberry and plum notes burst forth from the glass, this is a youthful, spicy, earthy-structured syrah that’ll put a grin on anyone’s grill.  Fresh, frisky, pepper-packed and seriously food-focused, it’s good drinking now, but will reward another 2-3 years in the cellar … Read More

Radburnd Cellars Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

June 18, 2020By Yvonne

Radburnd Cellars Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 $85 Gorgeously golden in the glass, this debut chardonnay from legendary winemaker Kate Radburnd is crafted from old-vine, Mendoza-clone fruit sourced from two vineyards in two different sub-regions.  The Bridge Pa fruit adds weight and minerality, while the Matapiro fruit (grown on stones so big they’re known as ‘Matapiro … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019 $22.90 Direct from the merlot capital of the country, this fleshy, speshy merlot is dangerously drinkable.  Plum, cherry and boysenberry notes boogie across the nose and palate and leave a gush of gorgeous cocoa and spice on the finish.  Soothing and velvety to sip. http://www.trinityhill.com

O:TU Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $19 Lovers of soft, creamy, peach-laced chardonnay will be all over this wine crafted by winemaker Jan Kux.  Smooth, soothing and saturated in tropical fruit, it’s an ultra-friendly, attractive little sip for sure. http://www.otuwine.com  

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2018

June 11, 2020By Yvonne

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2018 $22.90 Here’s a shiny new lipsmacking blend of 32% merlot 30% cabernet franc, 28% cabernet sauvignon, 6% petit verdot and 4% malbec from the team at Trinity Hill, and it’s a darn attractive thing to drink.  Great value red here, bursting with classic plum and raspberry … Read More

Trinity Hill Lost Garden Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2019

June 10, 2020By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Lost Garden Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2019 $29.95 This Central Hawke’s Bay-grown pinot noir is intensely aromatic, infused with bay leaf, cherry, blueberry and a bunch of bright, vibrant spicy layers to boot.  Floral and tightly coiled on the palate, it’s a raspberry-stacked style that will unfurl itself over the next year or … Read More

Trinity Hill White Label Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018

June 10, 2020By Yvonne

Trinity Hill White Label Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018 $22.99 Bright, vibrant and cherry-saturated, here’s a slippery-textured, smooth and softly spiced pinot noir sourced from quality vineyards in the South Central Hawke’s Bay sub-regions of Porangahau and Waipawa. Sites boasting a range of soil types include limestone and argillite which (when combined with a long, … Read More

Bostock Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

Bostock Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017 $70 Crafted from fruit grown on their Bridge Pa site and named after the lovely Vicki Bostock, organic agriculture champion and late wife of Johnny Bostock, this merlot shows lifted florals, blueberry, boysenberry and cocoa characters on the nose and palate.  It is supremely elegant, soft, plush, yet … Read More