Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 28, 2020By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $22 If you’re a fan of the classic crushed herb character that good Marlborough sauvignon blanc is famous for, then this will be your box of biscuits indeed. Tropical tones, lemongrass layers and a tweak of tomato stalk make this a good example of the style and one that’s … Read More

Cicada Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2018

July 18, 2019By Yvonne

Cicada Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2018 $19.99 I’ve been a huge fan of this wine since I first tasted it back in 2016.  Each vintage since has been slightly different, but this 2018 version is all kinds of crispy-fresh in terms of mouthfeel, loaded with stonefruit, ginger-kissed and crammed with spice, it’s a plush, exotic style with … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2014 $35 (5 stars)

March 30, 2017By Yvonne

The glossy coppery-topaz colour of this wine is exactly the type of sparkly-type of thing that lures women like me into all sorts of potentially un-ladylike activity.  It smells like that glorious mélange of mixed peel, currants, raisins and sultanas soaking in masses of melted butter and booze that is ones traditional Christmas cake batter, … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Syrah 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Syrah 2011 $27  These syrah grapes have been in the ground for 20 years, making them some of the earliest planted in the Marlborough region.  Boysenberry, black cherry and soft spices ooze through on the nose and it’s a very gentle, warming, comfortably textural wine with slippery-soft tannins.  www.riverbyestate.com 

Riverby Estate Noble Sauvignon Semillon 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Noble Sauvignon Semillon 2011 $35  Deeply golden colour with hints of musky, dusty notes underneath the honeyed, toffee-like aromas.  There are lovely sweet marmalade and peach concentrate flavours on the finish which has good, solid length.  www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2011 $35 375ml  Golden and brassy and wow what an incredible wine!  Delicious rose-toffee, caramelised peach, marmalade, and tangy, tantalising, ultra-sexy flavours – can’t fault it, more please!!  Buy from www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010 $28  Soft strawberry and cherry notes on the nose and in the mouth the fruit is very gentle to the point of being perhaps a touch subdued.  It’s a pleasant pinot, very easy to drink and one that will be great for those new to the style, but I … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2010

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2010 $25  A really nice, nectarine-laden chardonnay with attractive stonefruit, grapefruit pith and toasty flavours to top off a lovely, lean, textural mouthfeel.  Just the thing for a bowl of salt and pepper squid.  www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Semillon 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Semillon 2011 $26  An injection of 35% semillon, with its hay fields and herb notes, adds depth and complexity to snappy, citrus-driven sauvignon blanc.  This is the debut effort for this style from Riverby, and 8 months in new french oak has led to a lovely amalgamation of white peach, lemongrass, … Read More