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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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Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018


Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $45 This bolshy, bold, Bannockburn Pinot Noir is rockin’ and ready for action. A touch rough around the edges, medicinal, peppery, roast cherry and rhubarb-induced astringency and herbaceousness. There’s a hefty whack of spice, a slightly feral, funky texture and it’s very much a puppy that needs time … Read More

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April 29, 2021


Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2020


Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $28 If you’re expecting something soft and fruity then you’ll need to pull the rope and hop off the bus because this organically crafted, crunchy-fresh Pinot Noir-based rosé is raspingly dry and laced with the kind of minerality you’d get should you opt to lick freshly crushed … Read More

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Coxhead Creek Matakana Verdelho 2020


Coxhead Creek Matakana Verdelho 2020 This is a bigger beast than the previous vintage and that makes me a very happy camper. It’s a new style absolutely heaving with lemon and juicy nectarine notes, hints of toast and white pepper alongside soft peach, whiskers of walnutty notes and a beautifully textural and lengthy finish. Love … Read More

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Tankersley Estate Central Otago Rosé 2019


Tankersley Estate Central Otago Rosé 2019 $19 Richard Tankersley’s tiny Central Otago estate has just appeared on our radar. Grown in his little pozzie (is that the right way to spell ‘pozzie’? – who knows) in the nooks and crannies of the mighty Pisa Range up on the Cromwell-Wanaka Road. Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, … Read More

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April 26, 2021


Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Rosado 2020


Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Rosado 2020 $20 Made from 100% Tempranillo, this wine takes it’s name from the Spanish word for rosé. It is an unusual style, edged with savoury notes, hints of rhubarb and smoked fruits. So long as you’re up for something a little bit funky and not something fruity, then this could … Read More

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Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2014


Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2014 $25 Doug Haines has just released this wine after giving it six sleepy years in the cellar. It’s developed a very savoury, developed nature, moving on from any primary fruit it may have once had. Taking on an earthy hue and an even earthier flavour profile, this pinot … Read More

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Junction Possession Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018


Junction Possession Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018 $29 Crafted by Leith Ashworth, one of the most talented winemakers to ever come from ex-All Black stock, this cranberry and pomegranate-packed pinot noir has freshness and an individual style all of it’s own. They don’t hand out silver medals at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards … Read More

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Novum Marlborough Chardonnay 2019


Novum Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $55 If you’re looking for an elegant, finely-tuned, stonefruit-and-spice saturated example then you’ve crossed into the bus lane honey and you’ve been pinged by the cameras. Perfumed with peach, apple, grapefruit and buckets of fresh spices, this wine also unveils youthful acidity line, fine-grained oak tannins and soft, creamy textures. It’s … Read More

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April 21, 2021


Black Estate Home Vineyard Young Vines North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020


Black Estate Home Vineyard Young Vines North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $36 Glossy and golden in the glass and bursting with fresh nectarine and grapefruit goodness, this is a seriously smashable example. Grown organically, in the limestone and sedimentary clay-rich soils of North Canterbury, this chardonnay is quirky-cool and comfortable in its own skin. It’s a … Read More

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Rockburn The Art Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019


Rockburn The Art Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 It’s hard to think of a more appropriate name for this supremely scented wine. It’s art. It really is. Creating a wine so multilayered and complex it could be a Jackson Pollock painting in a bottle. Pomegranate, raspberry, cherry, redcurrant and tamarillo combine with black tea, … Read More

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Abbey Estate Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020


Abbey Estate Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $20 This perky Pinot Gris from the iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa Triangle brings the sunshine back into the bleakest winter day. Nashi, nutmeg, red apple and pear strudel spices lead to a fresh, dryish mouthfeel that exhibits a deliciously exfoliating texture on the finish. Fermented wild, … Read More

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Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018


Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $52 So exotic and saucy on the nose, it could be the liquid equivalent of a Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj co-ferment (Google them, you’ll understand) Perfumed with rain on moss, old tree trunks, sweet black tea and wild cherry – and the flavours on … Read More

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April 20, 2021


Otu Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020


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

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April 19, 2021


Abbey Estate Hawke’s Bay Petit Verdot 2019


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

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April 17, 2021


Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019


Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 Paired with Salmon, potato, green olive and fennel tray bake (dish issue 97 2021) It’s the piquancy (love that word) of the green olives and the herby-anise-y notes in the fennel which make this dish sing with the Carrick Central Otago Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($25). With lemongrass, … Read More

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Hunter’s Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020


Hunter’s Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $19.90 Vegan-Friendly certified, this dry, spice-stacked Pinot Gris get’s its layers of character from a combo of barrel and tank fermentation. On the nose and palate you can expect quince, hints of appleskin and nashi, yet it has a strong, mineral-focused backbone and a long cleansing finish. It’s definitely not … Read More

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Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018


Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018 $25 Organically and Biodynamically grown and tended by viticulturist Bevan Lambess, and crafted into wine by Jannine Rickards, this wild, wooly and mineral-edged Pinot Gris will definitely appeal to those who prefer their gris on the dry side. 12% of the blend went in as ripe bunches that were fermented … Read More

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Stonecroft Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018


Stonecroft Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018 $60 Spots in the internationally-recognised 2018 Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection aren’t awarded for participating. Oh no. With only 12 places available for dozens of wines submitted by dozens of producers, it’s nail-biting stuff. Add 5 star ratings, Super Classic status from Michael Cooper, and high-90’s points from famous … Read More

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April 16, 2021


Kalex Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019


Kalex Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $19.99 Back in 2004, New York natives the Beastie Boys released their monster hip-hop album To the 5 Boroughs in praise of their city.  Eleven years later, Kalex releases its first Five Boroughs pinot in homage to the five sub-regions of Central Otago they source … Read More

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April 15, 2021


Pencarrow Martinborough Chardonnay 2019


Pencarrow Martinborough Chardonnay 2019 $23 Palliser Estate’s Pencarrow wines are named in honour of the stories of the famous lighthouse at the entrance to Wellington harbour. This chardonnay acknowledges the heroic Mary Jane Bennet, who single-handedly raised 5 children and took on the vital role of Pencarrow Lighthouse keeper when her husband died in 1855. … Read More

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April 13, 2021


Moutere Hills Sarau Reserve Chardonnay 2018


Moutere Hills Sarau Reserve Chardonnay 2018 $55 Nelson chardonnay is oft overshadowed by the big names from the likes of Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne – but I tell you what, if more people get their chops around chardonnay like this, then Nelson will storm the stage. The Sarau Reserve is Moutere Hills flagship wine, made … Read More

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Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2020


Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2020 $28 If you thought Pinot Gris was a snore-fest then prepare to have your brain blown up by this deliciously dry, mineral-saturated, nashi-induced bottle of niceness. Clean, lean, quartz and laced with lemon pith, nutmeg, apple and pear-packed – this is a gris that’ll gently exfoliate your palate in spectacular … Read More

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April 12, 2021


Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020


Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020 $24.99 If your experiences with grüner veltliner have come tied to more than a decent splash of sweetness, then this little van-load of vavoom with it’s partial wild ferment will be a fabulous face slap of delicious dryness. With mountains of minerality, richness and generosity of texture, the soft … Read More

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