Black Estate Waipara Rose 2016 $24 (4 stars)

March 28, 2017By Yvonne

Sweet cranberry, rhubarb and cherry notes on the nose, it’s ultra fruity-fragrant and has instant wham bam appeal. Bursting with cherry and raspberry intensity in the mouth, here’s a rose you won’t forget in a hurry. There’s even a peppery, slightly dense, meaty note which gives it real strength and presence.  Sip with warm, spicy, … Read More

Two Rivers L’ile De Beaute Rose 2015

January 5, 2016By Yvonne

Two Rivers L’ile De Beaute Rose 2015 $25 ★★★★ Here’s a rosé with great freshness and drive through the mid-palate and joined by herbaceous, spicy intensity, hints of musky red fruits fruit. It’s a really smart wine, tangy, vibrant and nicely balanced.  Drink super-chilled and preferably with a heaving plate of sizzling garlic and chilli … Read More

Natural Wine Co. Organic Gisborne Rosé 2015

January 5, 2016By Yvonne

Natural Wine Co. Organic Gisborne Rosé 2015 $19.99 ★★★½ Geoff Wright is the craftsman behind this wine which is grown and made according to organic and biodynamic principles.  Super-herbal  and spicy on the nose, with smoky, earthy characters and resinous complexity happening, yet in the mouth there are clean berry, melon and blackboy peach flavours.  … Read More

Craggy Range Single Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Rosé 2015

December 1, 2015By Yvonne

Craggy Range Single Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Rosé 2015 $29 ★★★★ Parcels of merlot and syrah were chosen and blended from Craggy Range’s vineyard in the sun-baked Gimblett Gravels district in Hawke’s Bay, gently pressed and slow-fermented to create a coral-pink wine packed with watermelon, guava and raspberry freshness.  On the palate there’s that zing of … Read More

VNO ‘Skinny’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2015

November 27, 2015By Yvonne

VNO ‘Skinny’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2015 $16.99 ★★★★ At just 9% alcohol and 96 calories per serve this is definitely on the light side of the swing, and with it’s aromas of soft raspberry, cranberry and cherry, you think it’s going to stay there.  However in the mouth this wine has WAY more punch, with … Read More

Black Barn Rosé 2015

November 16, 2015By Yvonne

Black Barn Rosé 2015 $22.90 ★★★★ Winemaker Dave McKee has used merlot to craft a rich style of rosé packed with pomegranate and dried herb flavours and boasting a full, rich mouthfeel and great length of flavour.  It might be super-pale in colour, but for those who prefer a rosé with some meat on its … Read More

Yealands Marlborough Pinot Noir Rose 2011

November 16, 2011By Yvonne

Yealands Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2011 $19  Soft strawberry and redcurrant aromas open the door to a crisp, rhubarb-like tang on the tongue and a long, slightly herbaceous finish.  Available from www.yealands.com Yealands Pinot Noir Rose 2011