TRINITY HILL Gimblett Gravels Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

July 5, 2021By Yvonne

TRINITY HILL Gimblett Gravels Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $120 Deep, dark, intensely fruity, spicy, toasty, earthy, cocoa-crammed and leather-laden, it’s a lovely, muscular example crafted from grapes grown beside the Ngaruroro River on a stony site once destined to be a correctional facility. This 100% cabernet sauvignon absolutely screams tobacco, dark plum, bouquet garni … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99) Paired with Annabel Langbein’s The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger Canvas Magazine NZ Herald June 5th 2021 I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). … Read More

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019 $30 Kirameki is a Japanese word for ‘sparkle’, ‘glint’, ‘glitter’ or ‘glow’ and thats how the good folk at Bald Hills describe the rocks that line the Northern tip of their pinot gris vineyard. This new vintage shimmers with soft quince and nashi notes, a lick of … Read More

Leftfield Gisborne Albariño 2020

June 22, 2021By Yvonne

Leftfield Gisborne Albariño 2020 $18 Paired with Caramelised Onion, Goats Cheese and Walnut Tarts Dish Magazine Issue 98 French Who would have thought that a wine made from a Spanish grape grown in New Zealand would be the perfect partner for this classic French recipe. There’s something about the clean, crunchy apple, pear and lithe, … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

June 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $35 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere and Southern Valley’s sub-regions, this little banger of a pinot noir is destined for big things. Bursting with bright tamarillo, berry tea, cherry and all manner of earthy goodness, it’s ultra-fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour. Smooth, velvety textures and solid, spicy … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2020

June 18, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2020 $25 With less than 5 ha of gamay (full name Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc) planted in all New Zealand, it’s one of the rarest styles seen in our market. It’s mainly recognised as the red grape grown in Beaujolais to make their famously fresh, juicy, lightly-styled signature … Read More

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 This certified organic gris drives down the dry side of the street and leaves a cloud of nashi, jazz apple, quince and a sprinkle of nutmeg in it’s wake. Crisp, clean and flooded with character, it’s a great little example from the talents of Kim and Erica Crawford, grown … Read More

Chard Farm Finla Mor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

May 3, 2021By Yvonne

Chard Farm Finla Mor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $42 Clearly the gods were happy with the Chard Farmers because they’ve given them a blessed vintage in 2019. Sourcing fruit for the Finla Mor from fruit grown in the deep schist soils of Lowburn and Parkburn subregions of Cromwell, the vineyards are hand harvested in … Read More

Otu Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

April 19, 2021By Yvonne

Otu Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $20 Lightly structured, lean and edged with soft peachy tones, a hint of popcorn and light lemony notes. It’s a simple, shippable, clean, non-confronting style. http://www.otuwine.com

Abbey Estate Hawke’s Bay Petit Verdot 2019

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Abbey Estate Hawke’s Bay Petit Verdot 2019 $25 Paired with: Sticky Stir Fried Beef with greens and noodles (Dish Magazine Issue 97 2021) Increase the yum-ness of this satisfyingly sticky, spicy beef with a great slurp of the lovely new Abbey Estate Obsession Hawke’s Bay Petit Verdot 2019 ($25). Grown in the iron-rich soils of … Read More