Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $29.99 Under organic trial management for around 5 years, 2ha 3 cane pruned from the Arapoto block.  Hand-picked and offers huge aromatics from a very challenging vintage.  Lemongrass, lemonade, white florals, peachy tones, passionfruit and bruised basil.  Lovely fruit concentration, creamy phenolics and a total joy to drink.  … Read More

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

June 22, 2019By Yvonne

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 $49 Three years of quiet time in bottle has allowed the subtle spices in this pinot noir to knit together nicely.  Perfumed with baked berries, soft cherry characters, savoury tones and sandalwood, while the palate is slippery and slick.  Ribbon-like as each sip slides down.  A blockbuster is not … Read More

Rapaura Springs Reservoir Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

June 21, 2019By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Reservoir Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 $39.99 I LOVE this wine!  Fresh, frisky, wild red fruits, buckets of berries, cherries, soft and luscious textures, so pristine, so clean, so focused and plush, lush, spice-infused and fabulous.  The length of flavour is like an energizer bunny in a bottle – it’s so satisfying and … Read More

Rapaura Springs The Springs Vineyard Marlborough Verdelho 2017

June 20, 2019By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs The Springs Vineyard Marlborough Verdelho 2017 $32.99 Summer flowers, aromatic, crunchy stonefruit and buckets of soft herbs and white peachy and basil and bouyant and bold.  Lemon pith, complex, white pepper and nectarine notes.  I really love this wine because of its a funky fabulousness.  

Seresin Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016

June 13, 2019By Yvonne

Seresin Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016 $24 100% organic, this gris has had a couple of quiet, sleepy years in the bottle to integrate the baked apple and poached quince characters alongside the deeply fragrant spices, layers of caramelisation and on the finish, it’s boasting bracing acidity and a firm spine.  It has fantastic persistence on … Read More

Catalina Sounds Sound of White Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

June 11, 2019By Yvonne

Catalina Sounds Sound of White Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 $35 The ‘Sound of White’ vineyard in the Waihopai Valley boasts rich, clay soils and chardonnay just loves that.  Fermented wild (with indigenous yeasts) in large oak vessels, the nose has that gorgeous dichotomy of grapefruit, smoked citrus, hints of pineapple and peach, alongside a nutty, smoky, … Read More

Mount Riley Marlborough Syrah 2018

June 10, 2019By Yvonne

Mount Riley Marlborough Syrah 2018 $20 Visitors to the Mount Riley cellar door on Malthouse Road just outside of Blenheim, will be the only ones lucky enough to get their hands on this super-tasty (and super-rare) southern syrah crafted by Matt Murphy.  Scented with bright berries, cherry, boysenberry and fresh herbs, on the palate its … Read More

Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

June 5, 2019By Yvonne

Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 $40 Well, I’ll be pounded, egged and covered in crumbs Batman.  In fact, any chicken recipe just screams out for the finest chardonnay you can lay your hands on.  I was incredibly fortunate to have a bottle of the stunning Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 within arms reach as I … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

May 31, 2019By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 $21.99 Boasting all sorts of tropical tantalisation on the nose (think pineapple and mango) alongside cashew, almond and a smashup of grapefruit and peach wash across the palate.  It’s not an oak-driven, ultra-challenging style, more fruit forward than anything, with a creamy undertone that makes it a crowd-pleaser for any … Read More

Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 25, 2019By Yvonne

Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $28.50 I took my first sip of this wine as I signed up to Amazon Prime and hit ‘play’ on the UK hit program ‘Fleabag’ and I can tell you right now that I can’t think of a more satisfying combination.  On the one hand the wine is so … Read More