Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27.90 This bottle should carry a ‘Wear a Helmet’ warning because by jingoes, the second you unclick the cap and pour this wine into your glass, a passionfruit-pumped roundhouse kick of Kill Bill proportions will collide with your face. Big call, but I think this could … Read More

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018 $39 If you’d like to sip more sauvignon, but don’t want to deal with all that grassiness and squinty acidity, then this is for you. Crafted by winemaking legend Kevin Judd, the ‘wild’ has an extra injection of toasty, slightly smoky, funky notes from fermentation with indigenous, or ‘wild’ yeasts … Read More

Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $35 Clive Jones (‘CJ’ to the cool kids) is the scarily talented winemaker behind the tanks and barrels at Nautilus, and to say he’s mildly obsessed with sauvignon blanc is like saying Adele is a half-decent singer. The Paper Nautilus is a limited-edition (300doz) sauvignon is … Read More

Astrolabe The Farm Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Astrolabe The Farm Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019 $26 With classic green apple, yellow plum and lime zest characters washing across the nose and palate, it’s an attractive style that has chalky intensity and impressive length of flavour. Grown in their Grovetown vineyard, it’s a riesling with buckets of texture, so make sure you chill it … Read More

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

Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $15-$19 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Spring Vegetables & Tahini Soy Dressing  – CANVAS magazine NZ Herald Saturday September 25th 2021. I’m sorry but if green beans, snow peas, asparagus, spinach, broccoli and buckets of greenery doesn’t demand a large, chilled goblet of sauvignon blanc then I don’t know what does. … Read More

Te Pa Wines Signature Series Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

September 15, 2021By Yvonne

te Pā Wines Signature Series Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $24.99 I’ve got a feeling that news of how good this wine is could spread around the country faster than Twitter sharing the identities of a Covid-breaching couple seeking name suppression after being snapped in Wanaka. Powerfully aromatic, soaked in cherry and tamarillo, berry tea and … Read More

Stanley Estates Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Stanley Estates Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $29 From the Awatere (or should I say Awesometere) Valley, comes this lemongrassy lovely from the super-talented folk at Stanley Estates. Winemaker Eveline Fraser manages to coax oh so soft aromas of elderflower, passionfruit and peach from every berry and in the mouth it’s awash with tart … Read More

Misty Cove Landmark Series Marlborough Rose 2021

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Misty Cove Landmark Series Marlborough Rose 2021 $20 I poured this wine and said to my husband “When we win Lotto, I want a pink diamond rock on my finger in exactly this shade thanks” to which he mumbled “sure” and went back to scrolling for fishing lures on his phone. I know you’re thinking … Read More