Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 23, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $25 Sourced from fruit grown in the Wairau Valley, this is a sauvignon that’ll soothe the throat and clear the nose in majestic fashion. No joke. It’s an ultra-concentrated, herbaceously heaving example that will wow the crowds. Pungent basil, passionfruit, lime, peach and a plethora of grassy goodness … Read More

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 Named after the late Greg White, Whitehaven’s co-founder, the ‘Greg’ range of wines are only created when the fruit is absolutely perfect and are made by winemaker Diana Katardzhieva. The 2020 is pretty darn delicious and absolutely stacked with citrus, lemongrass, crushed basil … 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

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

January 8, 2021By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 $29 Oh great Norse gods of the forests and seas, every sniff and sip of this mighty Marlbourian chardonnay conjures up tantalising toasted almond, grilled grapefruit and roast peach flavours that collide with juicy acidity and silky yet sexy textures to create a deliciously complex wine that’ll wow even the toughest … Read More

Scout Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

January 7, 2021By Yvonne

Scout Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $34 This debut Marlborough chardonnay from the young, talented, winemaking twosome of Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane is crafted from clone 548 grapes, that were handpicked from their mate Josh Hammond’s vineyard in the Fairhall district and pressed as whole bunches into a combo of oak puncheons (500lt) and barriques (225lt) for … Read More

Wither Hills The Honourable Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills The Honourable Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $74.99 Named after one of the region’s farming pioneers, ‘The Honourable Charles Bigg Wither’, a man who purchased the Taylor River Run no.14 back in 1848. This rather snazzy piece of land became, over the next 160 years, home to some of Marlborough’s finest wines – and … Read More

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $17.99 Harvested earlier than their other Pinot Gris lines, the Early Light takes advantage of grapes bursting with bright apple and pear flavours, but with lower levels of natural sugar, so they’re able to create lower alcohol levels and still maintain good varietal character. It’s a teensy … Read More

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $17.50 Crafted by winemaker Matt Large and his team of rosé fans, this is a definite box-ticker for anyone angling for rosé with elegant fruity characters and balanced, dry-styled, crisp textures in the mouth. Cleansing, crunchy and easy on the palate and the wallet – it’s an uncomplicated, … Read More

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $29 So beautifully balanced it’s like a ballerina tiptoeing in pointe shoes across your tongue on a tightrope. Aromatically it delivers fresh nashi and yellow plum perfume in spades, while the cleansing, juicy, white nectarine notes wash soothingly over the palate and leave a lengthy, textural … Read More