Ash Ridge Premium Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

April 5, 2021By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Premium Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $29 375ml It’s not a common thing finding a dessert-style chardonnay, but Lauren Swift and her team at Ash Ridge seem to be able to regularly turn out sweet, sticky superstar examples on the regular. Scented with grilled pineapple, roast peach, lemon meringue and marmalade all … Read More

Petane Station Late Harvest Edelzwicker 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Late Harvest Edelzwicker 2020 $30 375ml Taken from the German words ‘edel’ (noble) and ‘zwicker’ (blend), edelzwicker is an old Alsatian name for a blend of ‘noble’ or important grapes harvested from the same vineyard on the same day and made into a wine that truly reflects the season and the site. 2020 … Read More

Charcoal Gully Late Harvest Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2014

May 2, 2020By Yvonne

Charcoal Gully Late Harvest Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2014 $30 Gewürztraminer crafted in a late harvest style is a rare thing, so whenever one slinks its way across my desk I tend to get a tad excited.  Hand-harvested six weeks after their initial harvest, gave the fruit time to slightly raisin and concentrate the flavours to … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard The Cadenza Central Otago Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 375ml 2019

January 12, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard The Cadenza Central Otago Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 375ml 2019 So here’s the thing.  If you thought that gewürztraminer was just a wham bam thank you ma’am kicker of sweetness and blousy spices, then you’ve got another thing coming.  Yes the Cadenza is sweet, yet it’s impeccably balanced, showing caramelised apricot, lychee, fresh peach … Read More

Greywacke Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2011

March 21, 2019By Yvonne

Greywacke Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2011 $38 Holy toffee apples, Batman!  Carefully crafted by the legendary Kevin Judd, this little bottle of liquid indulgence has all the wicked sweetness of a sneaky dollar lolly mixture stashed under your pillow to nibble on when your mum’s not looking.  Hints of beeswax and spice on the nose … Read More

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2017

January 13, 2019By Yvonne

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2017 $28  Winemaker Fiona Turner has worked her magic on this stylishly sticky, sweet wine that carries candied citrus, toffee apple and heavenly honey notes on the nose and palate.  Fresh and flirtatious, it’s seriously sweet, yet finely tuned and beautifully balanced.  Great stuff! www.tinpothut.co.nz

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Late Harvest Arneis 2018

October 29, 2018By Yvonne

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Late Harvest Arneis 2018 $22 Arneis created in a dessert wine style is not something you see every day – especially not here in New Zealand.  It’s rare to even find arneis in its normal, dry form, let alone fashioned into a tantalisingly sweet, mandarin and quince-like triumph such as this.  … Read More