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SOHO Pink Sheep Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021


SOHO Pink Sheep Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 Lifted and lemony and loaded with lime, this shiny sauvignon is named in homage to the late, great British haute couture designer Alexander McQueen, a self-described ‘pink sheep’ of his family. Grown in the Carter Family Vineyard, a burst of basil, sweetpea and lemongrass will unleash in … Read More

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January 22, 2022


Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020


Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $37 Just gonna put it out there to say I feel this is the best Marshall Bank chardonnay Pete Robertson and his team have ever produced. Dangerously drinkable, and deliciously defined, it absolutely pops with pineapple, roast peach, rockmelon, yellow plum and toasted almond notes on the nose … Read More

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January 18, 2022


Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020


Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020 $25 When the 2020 grape harvest wrapped up, winemakers were hopping, skipping and clapping about the excellence of it all and right about now the reds being released are absolutely proving that point. This syrah is always exceptional value however 2020 is a squeak above the rest. Bold … Read More

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January 16, 2022


Domain Road Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Domain Road Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $24 This absolute banger from Bannockburn just proves Marlborough isn’t always the centre of the sauvignon blanc universe. Dripping with delicious citrus, fragrant elderflower and peachy notes this sauvignon was sourced from the Crosbie family’s Defiance vineyard which could explain why it’s such a seriously tasty rebel. Whole-bunch … Read More

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Church Road Gwen Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020


Church Road Gwen Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $21 Paired with: Zucchini Noodles with Corn and Tomatoes by Annabel Langbein in Canvas Magazine Saturday 15th Jan 2022 in the NZ Herald All that punchy pesto and creamy, avocado indulgence screams out for this crunchy-crisp, deliciously dry, cheek-slappingly sippable wine. Named in homage to the wife of … Read More

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January 13, 2022


Mills Reef Elspeth Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionnelle NV


Mills Reef Elspeth Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionnelle NV  $39.95 Wow. Golden in the glass and heaving with heavenly scorched brioche, toasted almond and grilled citrus, it’s got all the hallmarks of thoroughbred champagne at a fraction (and I mean fraction) of the price. Generously proportioned, stacked with baked apple, rising dough notes, soothing caramelised characters … Read More

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January 11, 2022


Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20 If you have a hankering for sauvignon blanc saturated with ripe lemon, punchy peach, frisky florals, feijoa and a kick of kiwifruit, then this is your jam. Actually not really jam, although sauvignon blanc jam or jelly does sound rather glorious. Anyhoo – this wine is gently … Read More

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Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2021


Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2021 $21 Now you’d imagine for a company so famous for pinot noir, that their rosé would be fashioned from exactly that. Not so for Pegasus Bay, with their Main Divide 2021. Rather it’s a secret blend of multiple varieties that create an ultra-pale, pink sapphire coloured example. with aromas … Read More

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January 7, 2022


Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $22 If you’re looking for a cabernet sauvignon showing a tweak of that funky, smoky, Old World French stylism about it, then you’re snuggling into the right sleeping bag, my friend. Bold, boho-like, plummy, and bursting with earthy, roasting-pan meatiness, it also boasts grainy tannins, leathery layers, … Read More

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Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020


Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 $24.99 Made by the folk at Pegasus Bay and named after the mountainous backbone of New Zealand’s South Island, this superbly-priced pinot noir boasts a beautifully integrated red fruits and smoky, savoury notes. 40% of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches which injects some succulently chewy stem … Read More

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Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2016


Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2016 $49 Six quiet, sleepy years on from vintage, this gorgeous Gimblett Gravels-grown merlot is awake and ready to roar. With cocoa-dusted boysenberry, plum and blackcurrant characters on the nose and palate, buckets of rich spices and edged with soft, smoky, caramelised oak tones, it’s a joy to drink. … Read More

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Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019


Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $27 This is one of those wines I keep buying and re-tasting and over the last year it’s just getting more and more delicious. Ultra-friendly, juicy and chock full of cherry and hedgerow berries. Sweetly spiced and softly smoky, it’s edged with cocoa and clove and finishes ripe and … Read More

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January 6, 2022


Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020


Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 $20 Here ye gewürztraminals!! My What’s Your Wine Wednesday highlight is the glorious Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 ($20) from the frisky folk at Pegasus Bay Winery. It’s crammed with juicy lychee and punchy, peachy flavours, edged with ginger and spice and layered with luxurious textures from start … Read More

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Domaine Denis Carre La Perriere Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2019


Domaine Denis Carre La Perriere Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2019 $45.99 With tamarillo, black tea, wild cherry and redcurrant characters, it’s a silky-smooth, spice-saturated style with heightened finesse and finely-tuned tannins to boot. Beautifully balanced acidity and cherry cola complexity add to its all-around excellence. What’s also excellent is the story. Denis Carré wasn’t … Read More

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Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019


Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $40 2019 was a cracker of a year and clearly gave the grapes a ticket to groove on down to disco town. I say this because the spice-saturated aromas and flavours are doing the car wash across my nose and palate in crazy fashion. Bursting with wild cherry, … Read More

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December 28, 2021


McArthur Ridge Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020


McArthur Ridge Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $21.50 Highly aromatic, heaving with bright tamarillo, wild cherry and redcurrant characters, it’s ultra-floral, spice-driven and youthfully fresh. The tannins are lithe, powdery and terrifically textural and it’s showing extensive, impressive length of flavour. Packed with flavour and personality, it’s gotta take a gong as one … Read More

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December 19, 2021


Penfolds Grange 2017


Penfolds Grange 2017 $850 This is the 70th anniversary of one of the most famous wines in the world, an Australian treasure and in the words of Peter Gago, its custodian, it’s an example of “sticks and stones filtration” rather than anything manufactured or synthesised. It’s also only the 7th Grange to be comprised of … Read More

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December 16, 2021


Trinity Hill 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2020


Trinity Hill 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2020 $80 Crafted from fruit grown at their Tin Shed vineyard at 125 Gimblett Road, this chardonnay is supremely elegant. Boasting an aromatic hit of smoked almonds, caramelised oak, buttered cinnamon toast, grilled grapefruit and baked nectarine, it’s intoxicating from the first whiff. All those characters osmose onto the palate … Read More

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December 15, 2021


Village Vineyards Havelock North Chardonnay 2020


Village Vineyards Havelock North Chardonnay 2020 $30 The Evans family recently took over what was Red Barrel wines (which, before that was Zeppelin Wines) and their first, own-made chardonnay is light, citrus-stacked and suitably toasty. Grown on their home vineyard on Te Mata Road, the handpicked fruit was whole bunch pressed then fermented in old … Read More

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December 10, 2021


Scout Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021


Scout Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $27 Woah Nelly!! Here’s a richly-crafted, spice-driven pinot gris that takes no prisoners in the taste stakes. Dry, lengthy and boosted with baked apple and anise characters, it’s a bold, full-bodied gris with a tweak of guava on the finish. I love how generous and toasty in the mid-palate … Read More

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Gibson Bridge Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2016


Gibson Bridge Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2016 $30 Five years on from vintage and this wine is maturing into something you’d definitely want to take out to dinner and maybe invite back to yours for a nightcap and some Netflix. Quite the opposite of those blousy, sweet, commercial styles – this one is musky-dry and spliced … Read More

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December 9, 2021


Gibson Bridge Marlborough Pinot Gris Rosé 2020


Gibson Bridge Marlborough Pinot Gris Rosé 2020 $28 Crafted from the tiny, 6ha vineyard owned by Julie and Howard Simmonds, the pinky-grey skins of pinot gris grapes have allowed the colour of this wine to take on its soft, coral colour. Don’t expect your conventional nashi pear, peach and apple characters of commercial pinot gris … Read More

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Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Marlborough Pinot Gris Rosé Zero Dosage 2020


Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Marlborough Pinot Gris Rosé Zero Dosage 2020 $56 Fans of super-dry sparkling wine with a yeasty, nutty kick will lean toward this style for sure. No sugar was added after the secondary ferment and disgorgement stage of this wine, and that differentiates it from the clear bottle version in that … Read More

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Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Marlborough Pinot Gris Rosé 2020


Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Marlborough Pinot Gris Rosé 2020 $56 Turning pinot gris into a fine, sparkling wine is not the easiest thing, but Howard and Julie Simmonds have decided to have a crack using fruit from their tiny, 6acre vineyard in the Renwick subregion. Coloured a soft apricot from the pinky-grey hue of … Read More

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Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Gewürztraminer Rosé Zero Dosage 2020


Gibson Bridge Celebration Méthode Traditionelle Marlborough Gewürztraminer Rosé (Zero Dosage 2020) $56 This alternative version of Howard and Julie Simmonds unique take on gewürztraminer has not had any sugar added after the secondary ferment and disgorgement and that’s created an ultra-dry, mineral-heavy style laced with ginger, citrus and has a delicately fine bead and a … Read More

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