Eaton Fortissimo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

April 30, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Fortissimo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $48 Google says ‘fortissimo’ means ‘loud,’ yet this sensational take on sauvignon by Mike Eaton is soft and quietly sexy. Marzipan and citrus marshmallow notes on the nose lead to delicious complexity from a full malolactic fermentation and extended aging in older Tonnellerie-Ermitage barrels. Unfined and unfiltered, it may … Read More

Eaton Flaxbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

April 30, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Flaxbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $31-$48 Prepare for a hit of marzipan and preserved lemon on your lips as soon as you raise your glass facewards. Sourced from Mike Eaton’s Breezemere and Thistle Hill vineyards located in the Flaxbourne region of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this sauvignon also shows his signature pillowy, creamy texture and … Read More

Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

April 28, 2020By Yvonne

Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $29 Very lightly coloured and very fruity, it’s a lightly styled, very juicy pinot noir that is good, but in my view is overpriced for the quality of the vintage.  It’s pleasant enough but lacks the depth and focus you’d expect at this price range. www.charleswiffenwines.co.nz

Zephyr Marlborough Riesling 2019

April 19, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Riesling 2019 $30 Reviewd for dish Magazine and paired with Prawn Chorizo Chilli Pasta Balance out all that powerful smoky spice of the chorizo and chilli with the gorgeous Zephyr Marlborough Riesling 2019 ($30) because it douses your tastebuds in refreshing apple, lime, honeysuckle and peach. It’s the perfect thing to cleanse, tone … Read More

Ara Single Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

April 18, 2020By Yvonne

Ara Single Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $18.99 Grown in a dry-farmed site on the confluence of the Wairau and Waihopai Rivers, these pinot noir vines need to send their roots way down deep to extract any moisture from gravelly soils, this means they pick up valuable nutrition and mineral notes from those lower layers … Read More

Ward Valley Mt Victoria Block Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

April 18, 2020By Yvonne

Ward Valley Mt Victoria Block Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $29 I loved the 2016 version of the Mt Victoria Block pinot noir, but this 2018 is a softer, sexier, more sweetly-fruited beast altogether.  Grown in the tiny, south-Marlborough sub-region of Ward, famous for its deep clay soils.  It’s the clay that injects floral intensity to … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

April 14, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $29.99 Hands up if fresh strawberries, fresh, squinty rhubarb and fresh cherries are something you’d like all up in your cakehole?  Well fret not, the pinot noir equivalent of special agent John Wick unleashing a hail of flavoursome weaponry upon thee.  Ben Glover is the winemaker at the helm of … Read More

Sugar Loaf Marlborough Riesling 2019

April 14, 2020By Yvonne

Sugar Loaf Marlborough Riesling 2019 $21 Fresh from scooping a coveted gold medal at the NZ International Wine Show, this riot of a riesling from Sugar Loaf has us roaring for more-ing.  Kate Acland is both the owner and the winemaker and she’s also a hurricane of a businesswoman and a young mum to boot.  … Read More

Bob short for kate Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

April 8, 2020By Yvonne

Bob short for Kate Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $tbc So your plan’s not cunning enough to pin a tail on and call it a weasel?  Fret not.  It’ll never measure up to Kate’s scheme of disguising herself as a boy and calling herself ‘Bob’ to become Lord Blackadder’s manservant and keep a roof over … Read More

Mr Glover Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

April 8, 2020By Yvonne

Mr Glover Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($27) This wine is exactly what I’m looking for in chardonnay.  In terms of fruit concentration, it’s epic.  In terms of oak-soaked tropicality, it’s epic.  In terms of having peachy, shortcakey complexity and all the makings of being a bad boy in a bottle, it’s again, epic.  Fresh acidity accentuates … Read More