Giesen The Fuder Series Clayvin Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

September 9, 2020By Yvonne

Giesen The Fuder Series Clayvin Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 $55 I didn’t have to even put this superstar chardonnay in my mouth to know that it was going to be one of the greatest chardonnay experiences I’d ever have. The aromas that erupted from the glass were a swoon-inducing smorgasbord of smoky, grilled grapefruit and stonefruits, … Read More

Churton Natural State Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Churton Natural State Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $27 Certified organic and biodynamically-grown, this pinot noir is a lightly-styled, floral-forward and fruit saturated pinot noir that’s heaving with bright raspberry and strawberry and lashings of dried herb notes.  Only in oak for three months, it’s a fresh, lush, aromatic example with smooth, fabulously feral complexity on … Read More

Tiki Estate Waipara Chardonnay 2019

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Estate Waipara Chardonnay 2019 $19.99 Just bottled a couple of weeks ago, this snappy-fresh chardonnay is unfurling its true flavours of white nectarine, a flick of pineapple, white pepper, lemon, smashed almonds and a click of custard on the finish.  There’s an attractive seam of creaminess and yet the acidity is ultra-fresh. Nice chardonnay … Read More

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020 $33.99 Hop on the Google machine, type in ‘morganite’, and that, my friend is the colour-twin of this shiny-new, eye-poppingly pretty, certified organic rosé. Crafted by Ben Glover, from pinot noir fruit grown on their Dillons Point property in Marlborough, it’s a deliciously dry, mineral-powered spice-fest of a rosé that … Read More

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 29, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $33 If you’re expecting a simple splash of bog-standard, sweet passionfruit, peach and par-for-the-course capsicum, then you’ve cruised into the wrong cul-de-sac, my friend. This wine is yellow diamond-bright and scented with oodles of lemongrassy intensity, layers of lemon and lime, buckets of basil and mountains of minerally, quartzy … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

August 13, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $31.99 This bright like a yellow diamond 2019 release is one that any chardonnay fan will enjoy I’m sure.  That’s because it’s just darn yummy, beautifully balanced, fat and juicy, with a bit of smokiness, ripe grapefruit flavours and buckets of baked nectarine and creamy, crushed almond, characters.  There’s a lovely … Read More

O:TU Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

August 9, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 (price tbc) Seven years down the track this Marlborough pinot noir is morphing into the tertiary flavour spectrum, leather, espresso, dried herb and gravy boat notes.  Soft, smooth and savoury, it’s still drinking nicely. http://www.otuwine.com  

OTU Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

July 27, 2020By Yvonne

OTU Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $18 Aromas of lime, lemon and soft passionfruit and ripe peachy flavours abound in this wine.  It’s a lighter-styled, uncomplicated style that will reward any sauvignon fan who’s after a cleansing, quaffable sip.  Refreshing tangy and taut. For stockists visit http://www.otuwine.com  

OTU Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

July 27, 2020By Yvonne

OTU Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $18 With the faintest of pink flecks to it, this brilliantly-bright and shiny new gris has soft pear and nashi notes on the nose and they merge with ripe citrus and peachy flavours on the palate. It’s a clean, zesty and ultra-refreshing example that’ll wow the crowds. For stockists near … Read More

Hāhā Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

July 15, 2020By Yvonne

Hāhā Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $20 Consistently one of the best value pinot noir’s on the market, the shiny-new 2019 from Hāhā doesn’t disappoint.  Think easy, smooth textures, clove and red rose notes collide with subtle cherry and raspberry notes, lifted florals and an earthy finish. http://www.hahawine.co.nz