Little Beauty Black Edition Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Little Beauty Black Edition Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (UK & Europe only 27.50GPB) Exclusive in NZ to our WineFriends, the Little Beauty Black Edition is crafted by ex-Cloudy Bay winemaker Eveline Fraser and is sold only in the UK and Europe. The fruit is sourced from the McCree vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, drawing fruit … Read More

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

June 24, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $35.99 Twelve months in barrel has given this ‘only produced in exceptional years’, hand-harvested, single-vineyard, pinot noir real  spice and weight despite its light, mulberry colour.  You see, pinot noir is a crazy grape in that even the lightest-looking examples can turn out to absolutely heave with flavour.  … Read More

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23 This sauvignon blanc is an ultra-elegant example, stitched together with citrus and passionfruit, basil and lemongrass layers .  The powdery texture in the mid-palate provides a lovely counterweight to the punchy herbaceousness and floral tones.  It’s delicious and crunchy-fresh. For stockists in your area email b.magan@otuwines.com  

Mills Reef Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

June 22, 2020By Yvonne

Mills Reef Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $24.95 Soft and easy peasy cherry squeezy on the nose and palate, this berry-bolstered pinot noir from of New Zealand’s iconic producers, is super-fresh, saucy, and frisky to sip.  There’s a hint of truffle and blueberry around the edges and a wallop of wild berries and a lick … Read More

The Darling Arnst Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2017

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

The Darling Arnst Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2017 $27.20 Famous for what it doesn’t contain, this organic, unfined, unfiltered, vegan-friendly gewürztraminer is snappy and dry and heaving with ginger, citrus and spice.  It’s on the edge, it’s running through the night, it’s got a haircut that’d earn a detention at school and chances are, it’s not the … 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

Eaton Thistle Hill Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 26, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Thistle Hill Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $48 The Hickman family have been growing grapes on their farm ‘Taimate’ since 2006, and their sauvignon has been singled out by winemaker Mike Eaton as being ‘so good, it deserves ‘single vineyard’ status.’ Delicately hand-harvested, the whole bunches are gently squashed in a traditional basket-press … Read More

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 So on the front label, it says ‘certified organic’, ‘wild ferment’, ‘single vineyard’ and ‘vegan friendly’, however, that doesn’t really tell the whole story because this wine, (produced by Seresin alma mater Clive Dougall) is also all kinds of tasty. And that’s the most important thing right? Bursting … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

May 18, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $29.99 Dark and moody and broody to look at, and to sniff, and to taste, and to talk to your mates about, this pinot noir has power and solid, savoury punchiness.  Cherry, leather, baked rhubarb and boatloads of rosehip tea – it’s all here in a pinot noir for … Read More

Massey Dacta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

May 11, 2020By Yvonne

Massey Dacta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $18 Finding great pinot noir for under thirty bucks isn’t that easy to do, so finding a good-as-gold example roaring in at under twenty is cause for celebration!  Crafted by past chair of the Pinot Noir Celebration (that’s how dedicated he is to pinot noir!), it’s named after the … Read More