The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($tbc) This lipsmacking little lovely from Marlborough is crammed full of tropical, passionfruity punch, peachy layers and loads of lime and lemon. I like that on the website it says “designed to be enjoyed right now – not left to collect dust in your wine rack”, because that’s … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $22 If your only experiences with pinot gris have involved yawn-inducingly commercial, sweet and flabby styles, then steady yourself for an attitude shift of epic proportions. Bold and generously dry, it’s crammed with classic nashi and quince characters, softly-spiced layers and a spine of solid acidity. It’s got character, … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

September 3, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $35 From Southern Valley’s fruit comes this ultra-fresh, earthy, tamarillo and cherry-centric pinot noir from Jules Taylor, winemaker extraordinaire and maker of seriously good chutney. It’s true. Her gift for harnessing just the right amount of spice, acidity, fruit concentration and texture is plainly evident in this new release … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

August 26, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $23 Paired with: Leek Risotto with Peas and Mint in dish Magazine Issue 99 Peas, mint and leeks just scream out for something rich yet herbaceous, so I’m gunning for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 ($23). Its face-punch of florals, avalanche of apple, sackloads of citrus, layers … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22 Get set for a whack and a wallop of passionfruit, pea pod, capsicum, basil and lime on the nose, followed by jumbo-loads of sensationally squinty acidity and tropical tension on the palate. It’s a fresh, herbaceous crowd-pleaser with flavour for days. http://www.julestaylor.com

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020

April 12, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020 $24.99 If your experiences with grüner veltliner have come tied to more than a decent splash of sweetness, then this little van-load of vavoom with it’s partial wild ferment will be a fabulous face slap of delicious dryness. With mountains of minerality, richness and generosity of texture, the soft … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

January 20, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $24.99 Sourced from fruit grown on the Meadowbank Estate vineyard in the Taylor’s Pass area in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys,  which, once harvested, went through a smorgasbord of different treatments to create the style Jules would be happy with. A chunk of whole-clusters went straight into French oak barrels for a … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 17, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $24 This Sauvignon Blanc has an extra whoomph of white pepper and lemongrassy loveliness across the classic citrus, passionfruit and bruised basil bodaciousness that the Jules Taylor sauvignon blancs are known to possess. The acidity has prickle and punch and  adds to the generosity of textures present. It absolutely … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $43 From Jules Taylor’s Wrekin Vineyard located in Marlborough’s southern valley’s comes this new vintage of her On The Quiet Pinot Noir and it’s quite possibly the tastiest thing you can spend $43 on right now. Inky-dark and intensely perfumed with wild cherries, ripe rhubarb and cranberry complexity, … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $39 Can you even believe the gorgeousness of this bottle? It shouldn’t matter, but lordy! It looks like money on the table, right? Happily the wine inside is just as crisp, crunchy, yet also opulent and exotic. I love the highwire elegance of the aromatics and the … Read More