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Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020


Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $20 Crafted from 100% pinot noir by Leith Ashworth from fruit grown on the junction of SH2 and SH50, just outside of Takapau in South Central Hawke’s Bay, this rosé is cleansing and crunchy-crisp, awash with watermelon, soft cherry and raspberry, a whiff of white pepper and a … Read More

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June 14, 2021


Mahi Boundary Farm Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019


Mahi Boundary Farm Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $35 Stacked solid with citrus and layers of lemongrass and bruised basil, this sauvignon also boasts a deep, almost creamy character in the mid-palate which gives it weight and woah-inducing goodness. The length of flavour is standout, like it literally does. not. stop. giving. Rich, beautifully balanced and … Read More

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June 10, 2021


Paritua Bridge Pa Syrah 2018


Paritua Bridge Pa Syrah 2018 $49 Boasting so much violet perfume on the nose you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s potted colour in a bottle. Those iron-rich, Bridge Pa soils inject powerful graphite and damson plum notes, hints of tar, smoke, blueberry and pepper then kick into gear. The tannins are supple and snuggle the … Read More

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Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019


Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $79 The Waitaki wine region sits right on the border of North Otago and South Canterbury. Hard country. Richie McCaw country. Its extreme climate produces pinot noir with huge florality (yes it’s a word), a soft, saline layer compliments cheek-puckeringly prickly astringency and has cherry, raspberry, pomegranate … Read More

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The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019


The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($39.90 There are two versions of Alchemy. One’s the medieval practice of faffing with converting base metals into gold and the other is fiddling with finding a universal elixir. The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($39.90), sourced from a small parcel in their ‘Badlands’ vineyard, has neither faff or … Read More

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June 9, 2021


Carrick Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2019


Carrick Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2019 ($35) Pinot Blanc is a  white mutation of pinot noir (hence ‘blanc’) and Carrick grow it on their tiny, certified organic ‘Cairnmuir’ block. It’s packed with white peach, flecked with fennel and licked with lemon, plus it’s multi-layered and magical to drink, with incredible texture with just the right … Read More

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Weekend Wine Reviews 29th May 2021


Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021   Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant … Read More

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June 8, 2021


Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday 29th May 2021


Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021 Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant and … Read More

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May 30, 2021


Yakutin Family Wines Matakana


From Kazakhstan with Love… Oleg Yakutin, owner of Yakutin Family Wines (a 1 hectare vineyard, marked by an ancient brick chimney on Matakana Road, Warkworth), is the first Kazakhstani winemaker in New Zealand. A corporate marketing career in a past life fed his love for fine food and wine, so when the time came for … Read More

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May 28, 2021


Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017


Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017 $34 Four years on and this Grüner, grown in the deep, limestone soils of Central Hawke’s Bay, is developing beautifully. Softly nutty on the nose, slightly saline, hints of green olive and peach, crushed seashells, a lick of grain-spirit and fennel also sneaks through … Read More

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Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020


Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020 $15-$19 Definitely on the dry side of the street, this southern rosé shows tweaks of stonefruit, mandarin, a razzle of rhubarb and strawberry, alongside a ribbon of rhubarb. Hints of white pepper freshen and lengthen the finish. Very sippable and widely available.  

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Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020


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

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May 27, 2021


Brancott Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020


Brancott Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020 $19 If you’re looking for a perfectly decent, cherry and plum-packed Pinot Noir that won’t give your wallet any grief then this is your parking spot. Simple, tasty, a hint of sarsaparilla and redcurrant on the finish and a smooth, slippery texture makes this a darn good go-to if … Read More

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Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020


Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 I’m all about finding the cheeky chards and the Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 is a grin in a bottle basically. Fruit in all the right places, a little bit of toast, lots of creamy, cashew characters and at $15 -$19(depending on where you’re shopping) it’s … Read More

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May 26, 2021


Canvas Magazine Matches May 22 2021


Matches for Annabel May 23 2021 Canvas   Wild pork( or duck) rillettes Misty Cove Wines ‘Waihopai’ Limited Release Marlborough White Blend 2020 ($29) Well, I’ll be hogtied and hornswoggled and all sorts of other ‘h’ words — this blend of gewürztraminer, grüner veltliner, and riesling is what I’ve been searching for ALL year! This … Read More

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Giesen The August Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018


Giesen The August Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $41 Named after the grandfather of brothers Marcel, Alex and Theo Giesen; August (Aww-goost) was born in 1888 and became a sommelier, restauranteur, hotelier and total party animal who loved liquid refreshment, the ladies and the high life in that order. After a particularly large night he overslept … Read More

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May 24, 2021


Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020


Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $19 This pinot is definitely the pumped up kicks where aromatics are concerned. Redcurrant and buckets of raspberry wash across a spicy baseline in the mouth. The acidity is hefty, the tannins are super-smooth – it’s a feel-good, taste-good, commercial style that’ll have the crowds smiling at that … Read More

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May 23, 2021


Te Mata Coleraine 2018


Te Mata Coleraine 2018 $115 (5 stars) Sweet fruits, raspberry and cocoa, quite a bit of cabernet franc in the blend and it shows beautifully, lithe and lovely and lifted there’s a great impression, tobacco, saddle leather, pomegranate, richness and the tannins are finely tuned yet tight and fabulously furry – yet the fruit is … Read More

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Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020


Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 I can always count on Miles Dineen to craft honkingly stonkingly good wines, and whenever his employer, Matahiwi, release a Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, I’m all over it like a trendy, weighted blanket from Briscoes. Showing roast peach and nectarine notes, a tweak of grilled grapefruit and toasted cashew … Read More

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May 21, 2021


Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2017


Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 ($40) Paired with – Roz’s Candied Walnuts Canvas NZ Herald June 2021 I don’t need much of an excuse to hurl myself face-first into a fistful of sweet nuts (oh hah hah) but the newly released Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 ($40) just made it ridiculously easy. Nothing ever happens quickly in … Read More

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de la Terre Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle 2016


de la Terre Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle 2016 $47 Finding high-end fizz from is harder than tracking down an honest politician or an affordable house painter that can fit you in before 2023. Happily however, we’ve forensically combed the region and uncovered this ultra-stylish, lemon, brioche and cashew-layered lovely, and best of … Read More

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May 18, 2021


de la Terre Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle


de la Terre Hawke’s Bay Blanc de Blanc Methode Traditionnelle 2015 $45 Sourced from Tony Prichard’s vineyards on the lower slopes of Te Mata peak, this blanc de blanc has just been released after the hand-picked grapes were hand-bottled, hand-riddled, hand-disgorged and hand-labelled after 3 years maturing on its yeast lees. And now its hand-some. … Read More

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May 14, 2021


Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018


Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $47 Marzipan, creamy, biscuity characters, lemon verbena, smoked basil, crushed herbs, complex acidity, fresh and fabulous. Roast fennel, caramelised parsnip, dried herbs, lemongrass, basil, nasturtium, and all sorts of niceness. Wild ferment, yet fresh zesty mouthfeel. Churton and you’re likely to spend much time looking at ‘poo pits’ … Read More

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May 13, 2021


Chard Farm Finla Mor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019


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

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May 3, 2021


Music Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2018


Music Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2018 $15.99 If you’re looking for a fruity, smooth, super-easy, quaffy mcquaff face red to soothe the throat, clear the nose and wow the crowds, then you’ve come to the right cul de sac here my friend. Ripe, rumpty, Hawke’s Bay merlot has been blended with cabernet sauvignon to … Read More

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