Montana M Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

November 8, 2023By Yvonne

Montana M Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $16 Roaring with ripe citrus, passionfruit and beautiful bruised basil aromas, but leaning toward the lemongrass and jalapeno end of the flavour spectrum, this is a multilayered example that’ll serve great sippage for any scorching day. Hint’s of lime and white pepper merge with green apple on the finish … Read More

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Chardonnay 2020

November 8, 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Chardonnay 2020 $49 As a fan of creamy complexity, I leapt up, down, and sideways for this new release from one of our favourite Nelsonian producers. Creamy coconut, almond, and nectarine niceness abound in this smooth, soothing chardonnay. It’s a style that’s also toasty, calm, assured, and groovy enough to get … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2021

November 8, 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2021 $32 Bright, cherries, raspberries, pomegranates and redcurrants burst from the glass. Spicy, super-fresh, and stitched together wiht hints of rhubarb and black tea, it also delivers delicious textures and the tannins have lovely chew and cling. Plush and plump and I think it’s a cracker. Blackenbrook

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2023

November 8, 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2023 $26 Hand-picked from the biggest crop in the 20year history of Daniel and Ursula Schwarztenbach’s existence making wine at Blackenbrook, this gewürz boasts classic Turkish delight, peach and soft ginger notes on the nose and palate. Crisp, clean, not overly sweet, in fact very well balanced from a tricky vintage. GOLD … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2023

November 8, 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2023 $26 Pinot Blanc is extremely rare in New Zealand. It’s like the Maui Dolphin, the Puteketeke or the Archey’s Frog of wine varieties over here with just 11ha in the ground. But what it lacks in mass, it makes up for in marvelousness. Bursting with ripe nectarine, lemon zest, pear … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2023

November 8, 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $23 Well if someone went ahead and created a lemon, lime and peach gelato then that’s exactly what this shiny-bright sauvignon smells like. From a tricky vintage comes a wine with intensely fruity layers that erupt with a fruit salad of tropical and citrus aromas and flavours, it’s a ripe, … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2023

November 6, 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2023 $26 2023 is the 20th year that Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach have been growing grapes at Blackenbrook. This is crazy to me because it still feels like yesterday that they burst onto the scene with shiny new wines, a young family and buckets of ambition. This new rosé is dark … Read More

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2019

November 5, 2023By Yvonne

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2019 $69 One of Martinborough’s foundation wineries, Martinborough Vineyard’s pinot noirs have an aristocratic signature, a spicy edge and delicious dried herb intensity. With its colour of Karma Choc Dahlias and hints of rhubarb and black baccara rose on the nose, it’s an impressive wine with a tonne of … Read More

Big Sky Martinborough Pinot Noir 2021

November 5, 2023By Yvonne

Big Sky Martinborough Pinot Noir 2021 $45 Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban are the evil geniuses behind Big Sky, one of the most excitingest and one of the most tiniest producers in all ye olde Martinborough. Their vines grow high on the rocky terraces above the Huangarua River and the fruit ripens under the baking … Read More

On Giants Shoulders Martinborough Pinot Gris 2022

November 5, 2023By Yvonne

On Giants Shoulders Martinborough Pinot Gris 2022 $30 If rich, fleshy pinot gris is your jam then go grab the Molenberg and flick on the toaster buddy because tonight we feast! Crafted by ex-Dry River winemaker Wilco Lam at quite possibly the tiniest winery in the land (a teensy old shed, on the Porters’ Vineyard), … Read More