Wither Hills the Honourable Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

January 31, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills the Honourable Taylor River Run Pinot Noir 2017 $74.99 In a kind of back-to-front fashion, I tasted the newer, 2018 vintage of this wine before being fortunate enough to see a glass of this, the 2017. Named after The Honourable Charles Bigg Wither, who purchased the Taylor River Run no.14 back in 1848. … Read More

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 31, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $17.99 Weighing in at a positively demure 9.5% alcohol, this smooth, softly-juicy Pinot Gris was able to pack in solid amounts of peach, nashi pear and Golden Delicious apple into every sip without the heavy alcohol hit, by being harvested early to capture good flavours without the … Read More

Wither Hills Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018

January 31, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 $21.99 If plump, plush, earthy-edged, fleshy merlot is your bag, then get set for a tote-ally (geddit) smooth and saucy experience with this super sipper from Wither Hills. Soft caramelised oak gives a hint of smoke and plummy, red berry notes round out the palate. Nicely done. http://www.witherhills.co.nz

Wither Hills The Honourable Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills The Honourable Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $74.99 Named after one of the region’s farming pioneers, ‘The Honourable Charles Bigg Wither’, a man who purchased the Taylor River Run no.14 back in 1848. This rather snazzy piece of land became, over the next 160 years, home to some of Marlborough’s finest wines – and … Read More

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Early Light Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $17.99 Harvested earlier than their other Pinot Gris lines, the Early Light takes advantage of grapes bursting with bright apple and pear flavours, but with lower levels of natural sugar, so they’re able to create lower alcohol levels and still maintain good varietal character. It’s a teensy … Read More

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $17.50 Crafted by winemaker Matt Large and his team of rosé fans, this is a definite box-ticker for anyone angling for rosé with elegant fruity characters and balanced, dry-styled, crisp textures in the mouth. Cleansing, crunchy and easy on the palate and the wallet – it’s an uncomplicated, … Read More

Wither Hills Single Vineyard Taylor River Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

January 4, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Single Vineyard Taylor River Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 $25.99 Here’s the thing. I tasted this wine and immediately wrote ‘Black Doris Plum’ – then it wouldn’t let me go. It’s the perfect season for them and I had to have one. I got in my car and raced to every supermarket and roadside … Read More

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

January 4, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $21.99 Lightly styled and boasting red berries stitched together with classic tamarillo on toast characters, it’s a fresh, nicely spiced example that’s easy to navigate and appreciate. Widely available and a total crowd-pleaser without being a trauma for your wallet. http://www.witherhills.co.nz

Wither Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

December 17, 2020By Yvonne

Wither Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $12.99 (on supermarket special) – $17.99 While previous vintages have shown more generosity in the peach, pineapple and citrus stakes, the 2019 is perfectly passable for that budget, please-the-crowds-at-weddings style that always has a place. To its credit it has a creamy texture and oodles of toasty, nutty notes which … Read More

Wither Hills Single Vineyard Ben Morven Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

November 29, 2020By Yvonne

Wither Hills Single Vineyard Ben Morven Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $28 Planted 20 years ago, this small-scale, north-facing site has been producing certified organic fruit since conversion in 2009 and certified sensational chardonnay since ages ago. Crafted by winemaker Matt Large, it’s a rich yet elegantly structured, stonefruit-and-smoke-soaked chardonnay which oozes caramelised, toasty spices and a … Read More