McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $39 If you’re looking for a Central Otago pinot noir with both depth, intensity and also playful perkiness on the palate, then you’ve arrived in the right cul-de-sac my friend. Boasting deliciously defined floral notes, lifted spices and cherry on the nose, followed by tamarillo and … Read More

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 Alexandra’s extreme seasonal climate fluctuations keep the vines on their toes, turning out finely-tuned pinot gris with great tension and concentration. Nashi notes merge with fresh apple and yellow, Mirabelle plum plushness, frisky acidity and excellent length of flavour to great a pinot gris with … Read More

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $24.99 Crafted from fruit grown in soils known as the Brassknocker Alluvial Gravels, this rich, peachy, creaming soda and cherry-stacked rosé is an absolute Alexandra star. Morganite-hued, beautifully balanced, and substantial in its concentrated fruit spine and ribs of spiced citrus, this is a take-no-prisoners style … Read More

Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021

December 6, 2021By Yvonne

Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $20 From the team at McArthur Ridge comes a new vintage of what’s fast become known as one of New Zealand’s best value pinot noirs. Crafted from fruit grown in Alexandra, it bursts with classic earthy notes, black bean, red cherry and fresh-cut tamarillo characters. Made by the … Read More

Schist Hills Old Vines Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2013

May 19, 2020By Yvonne

Schist Hills Old Vines Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2013 $18.99 John and Christine Rasmussen of Schist Hills source this gewürz from their Black Ridge vineyard, home to the oldest gewürztraminer vines in Alexandra. It’s a crisp, dry style, with just enough lychee, peach and Turkish delight characters to inject a tweak of sweet into an otherwise … Read More

Rock & Pillar Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

October 21, 2019By Yvonne

Rock & Pillar Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $29 Really enjoyed this lush, plush, cherry-driven pinot that’s showing deliciously savoury, forest floor notes on the nose and palate and a really silky-textured finish.  Fruit saturated and finely-tuned.  I love it! www.southernwines.co.nz  

Dry Gully Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

November 24, 2018By Yvonne

Dry Gully Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $29 Pinot Noir grown in Alexandra has its own personality and pluck.  Dry Gully are totally dependable to produce solid, cheek-slappingly glorious pinot noir year after year.  Intense cherry, tamarillo, tea leaf and rosehip tea all crash across the palate and leave a comet-tail of spice on the … Read More

Weaver Estate Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

Weaver Estate Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009 $36  I am loving this debut pinot from this shiny-new, Alexandra-based family estate.  It is intensely perfumed with cherry, boysenberry, violet, black tea and sandalwood.  Silky and slippery in the mouth, it has delicious, spicy warmth, superb depth and delicious length of flavour.  While there’s a good few … Read More