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Pegasus Bay Vergence White Mk 3


Pegasus Bay Vergence White Mk 3 $27 The third iteration of Mat Donaldson’s deliciously wild and fabulously feral blended white project, the Vergence* Mk 3 is a multi-vintage wine using 60% oak-aged Semillon, approximately 19% whole bunch fermented Sauvignon Blanc, around 15% Gewurztraminer and a splash each of Muscat and Riesling. From the first sniff … Read More

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3 June 2024


Kinross The Last Drop Waitaki North Otago Late Harvest Riesling 2020


Kinross The Last Drop Waitaki North Otago Late Harvest Riesling 2020 $45 The colour of this late harvest riesling has incredible green flecks, making it bright like a lime diamond. Sweet yet showing bracing acidity and refreshing textures alongside a honeyed spine. It’s a delicious palate cleanser. Kinross

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23 May 2024


Aeronaut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021


Aeronaut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $40 If you’re looking for a softly herbaceous, subtly spiced pinot noir with a suede-like texture and a squeak of smoked rhubarb, then this wine will be your jam. Soothing, lightly-styled and carrying an earthy, freshly-tilled field character on the finish, it’s a crowd-pleasing pinot for sure. For information on … Read More

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21 May 2024


Aeronaut Marlborough Chardonnay 2022


Aeronaut Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $30 Fans of almond meal and delicate coconut complexity in their chardonnay will find themselves enjoying this new release from winemaker Leo Ricárdez. Fresh and layered with lemon and green apple, hints of baked stonefruit and toasty oak – it’s a smashable chardonnay that’ll soften into a more creamy spectrum over … Read More

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Villa Maria Private Bin Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2023


  Villa Maria Private Bin Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2023 $15 Paired with; Fragrant Chicken Tagine by Annabel Langbein NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Sat May 25th 2024 Pair the cumin, cinnamon, ginger and saffron sensations in this exotically spiced tagine with the clean, melon and raspberry razziness roaring from every sip of the new Private Bin … Read More

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20 May 2024


Moko Hills Kakano Bendigo Chardonnay 2022


Moko Hills Kakano Bendigo Chardonnay 2022 $40 Subtle use of oak has created purity and wholesomeness in this new chardonnay from Donald van der Westhuizen. There’s a soft, creamy, bruleeish aroma on the nose followed by masses of white peach, florals, grapefruit pith, soft spices and nutty notes. It’s got such beautiful balance it could … Read More

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16 May 2024


Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $32 I was fortunate to taste bottle number 1942 of a wine crafted from the Glover Family’s ‘Kersley Estate’ vineyard. This vineyard is in the middle of its conversion to organic certification and winemaker Ben Glover has steered this sauvignon down the wild side of town. Erupting with scorched … Read More

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9 May 2024


Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $24 Roaring with red apple, red capsicum, sweet pea and peachy character, this citrus-stacked sauvignon has gentle herbaceousness, soft acidity, tropical complexity and a lick of salted lime and jalapeno on the finish. Sourced from the Glover family’s ‘Brawn’ vineyard located in the Dillons Point sub-region, it’s a gently … Read More

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Chateau Garage Orca Corca Bianco 2023


Chateau Garage Orca Corca Bianco 2023 $35 A brand new style from viticulturist-turned-winemaker Ollie Powrie and his tiny team at Chateau Garage, the Orca Corca is sauvignon blanc but not as you’d know it. Sourced from an organic site located out in Maraekakaho, west of Hastings, the fruit was hand harvested and the juice was … Read More

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3 May 2024


Villa Maria Taylors Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Villa Maria Taylors Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $30 Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc has its own signature. Florals, fresh nettles, white peach, green apple and bruised basil assail the nostrils and roar around the gums. It’s fresh yet gentle on the palate, so if you’re not a fan of squinty acidity then you’re in luck … Read More

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2 May 2024


Monowai Hawke’s Bay Brut Rosé NV


Monowai Hawke’s Bay Brut Rosé NV $24.99 If a sparkling wine stacked solid with ripe berries, cherries, creamy complexity and a melon-like finish is a bit of you, then you’ll love this new release from Monowai. Bold, boisterous and laced with herbal notes, it’s got a big personality, loads of texture and a style all … Read More

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The Supernatural Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2022


The Supernatural Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $35 A sauvignon that’s very much in its own situation with classic Hawke’s Bay generosity and softness. Yet the addition of six hours on skins, wild fermentation, lees stirring and only a teensy dose of sulphur at bottling has given it a creamy complexity that leads from apple … Read More

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28 March 2024


Carrick Bannockburn Billet-Doux Pinot Noir 2022


Carrick Bannockburn Billet-Doux Pinot Noir 2022 $35-$39 Pronounced “Be-yay-doo” which translates to ‘love-note’ in French, this wine is the result of a collaboration between winemaker Rosie Menzies, creative director Leon Ofsky and artist Elana Marie Szezepanski and comes from fruit carefully hand-picked from Carrick’s certified organic Arthur’s Vineyard. A mixture of Pommard clones from three … Read More

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22 March 2024


Vilaura Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionelle Extra Brut Blanc de Blanc 2019


Vilaura Hawke’s Bay Methode Traditionelle Extra Brut Blanc de Blanc 2019 $65 Impeccably stylish. It’s crafted from 100% clone 95 chardonnay grapes by sparkling wine specialists Jascha Oldham-Selak and his partner Sanne Witteveen and it’s immensely tasty. Lifted and citrus scented, it’s accentuated with clean apple, lemon shortbread characters, creamy cashew notes and boasts generosity, … Read More

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20 March 2024


Aces and Arrows Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2021


Aces and Arrows Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2021 $27 Stu Marfel is the group winemaker for Pernod-Ricard New Zealand and he’s opted to give his regional winemaking team a bit of freedom to get creative with the fruit they know best. Craig from Hawke’s Bay has opted to use his favourite grapes sourced from the Bridge … Read More

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17 March 2024


Aces and Arrows Greg’s Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021


Aces and Arrows Greg’s Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $27 Lifted and plummy, with a solid cherry spine, this wine is designed by winemaker Jamie Marfell in conjunction with his team of regional winemakers to celebrate their individual talents and creativity, hence why this is named after ‘Greg’ in Central Otago. This pinot is wild … Read More

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Bryterlater Still Life North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Bryterlater Still Life North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $39.99 With its scorched capsicum nose, compacted lawn clippings, bruised basil and lime layers on the nose and palate, it’s a complex, high-acid, fun, feral style. Barrel fermented then aged on lees for a further 10 months, the clear wine then has a portion of its lees … Read More

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13 March 2024


Supernatural Wines The Quiet Earth Martinborough Pinot Noir Syrah 2022


Supernatural Wines The Quiet Earth Martinborough Pinot Noir Syrah 2022 $55 This natural, unfined, unfiltered red is a collaboration between Supernatural’s owner Gregory Collinge and Lance Redgewell at Cambridge Road wines in Martinborough. Blending a parcel of pinot noir from the Cirrus Estate vineyard with one of Lance’s blends of pinot and syrah from his … Read More

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Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines Comes To An End


Well, this is truly the end of an era. Michael, thank you. For the last 30 years I’ve been poring over your annual Buyer’s Guides. They’ve formed an enormous part of my wine education and appreciation journey and I was crestfallen when they moved from print to online. Now I’m feeling that way again. I … Read More

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12 March 2024


Supernatural Wines The Green Glow 2022


Supernatural Wines The Green Glow 2022 $39.90 The Green Glow 2022 comes from the famous Millton biodynamic vineyard in Gisborne and is a totally different take on what we’d normally expect from a muscat-dominant style. 66% muscat was blended with 34% marsanne and its dry, textural effect is the result of combining whole berry carbonic … Read More

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11 March 2024


Supernatural Wines The Paranormal 2022


Supernatural Wines The Paranormal 2022 $45 The fruit for this blend of 65% syrah and 35% malbec was grown biodynamically in Millton Estate’s Te Arai vineyard in Gisborne. Lightly structured at just 10.5% this is an energetic red with rooibos tea, rhubarb, soft pepper and dried herb aromatics which wash into a refreshingly earthy palate … Read More

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9 March 2024


Csânyi Teleki Villanyi Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


Csânyi Teleki Villanyi Cabernet Sauvignon $27 If you’d told me ten years ago that one day I’d be roaring from the rooftops that Hungarian cabernet sauvignon was going to be my superstar sip, I’d have told you to rack off noddy, Yet that was before this wine by Csányi Pincészet landed on my desk. With … Read More

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6 March 2024


Csânyi Teleki Villanyi Merlot 2019


Csânyi Teleki Villanyi Merlot 2019 $27 If you’re a merlot nut, or simply merlot-curious, you might be excited to know that you don’t have to stick with the same old styles from our local heat-traps,  finally, we have access to a really interesting style from Hungary! Super-earthy, dusted with cocoa powder, blueberry and brick dust, … Read More

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Csânyi Teleki Villanyi Kekfrankos 2019


Csânyi Teleki Villanyi Kékfrankos 2019 $27 Lifted, earthy aromatics, brick dust and blueberries, cocoa powder and hints of beefy gamey complexity follow and then saturate the palate. From Hungary, the tannins are fleshy, and smooth, and there’s an almost creamy, savoury character running through it. Kékfrankos is an Austro-Hungarian variety grown widely across the Carpathian … Read More

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Dame Diesel Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021


Dame Diesel Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $28.50 If the Gorillaz band were going to release a wine label commemorating their GenX wives, this would be it.  She looks like a woman very much in need of a glass of wine. This North Otago-grown pinot is lightly-styled and redolent of rhubarb, wild cherry, red berry … Read More

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24 February 2024


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