Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) Paired in Dish Magazine Issue 93 with Kiwi lamb burgers I think it’s the instant aromatic hit of roasting pan juices, wild cherry and rhubarb which makes the Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) the absolute ducks nuts with these burgers. Spice-centric and soused with redcurrant and … 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

Tiki Koro Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

July 21, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Koro Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $34.99 Fermented in open-topped fermenters, this intensely spicy Central Otago pinot noir is one that ticks boxes if you’re a fan of spiced cherry, exotic scents, wild red notes like redcurrant, rhubarb and raspberry.  It’s juicy, multi-layered and shows refreshing acidity and a silky finish. http://wwww.tikiwine.com

Tiki Koro Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

July 20, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Koro Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $34.99 Crafted by Evan Ward, this is the signature chardonnay by the team at Tiki Wines is fermented in 55% new French oak barrels before going through a full malolactic ferment to increase the creamy, nutty complexity and then a ten-month maturation period injects more toasty, smoky textures in … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

July 20, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $24.99 If you’re looking for seriously juicy chardonnay that powers pineapple, peach, citrus oils and a luscious lick of spicy, caramelised oak across your olfactories, then this is the business.  Beautifully balanced, deliciously smoky (from a full barrel ferment) and showing a raft of fresh, tropical, terrificness, cleansing … Read More

Tiki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

January 5, 2016By Yvonne

Tiki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $15-$19 ★★★★½  This is a cracker of a new release sauvignon that bursts with tangy lemon, lime and passionfruit all bound up in crushed basil and lemon verbena.  It has a core of intense tropical fruit cloaked in vibrant, gum-tingling acidity followed by a finely textured finish.  Darn lovely.  www.blackmarket.co.nz … Read More

Champagne & Muttonbird? There’s a first time for everything…

August 11, 2013By Yvonne

If there’s one thing I hate more than that jelly stuff that develops on the bottom of cooked chicken when you put it in the fridge, it’s being told that I’m too old and too unfit to try something new.  So the other day when I was Queenstown I decided that rather than sitting around … Read More