Astrolabe Taihoa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

January 27, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Taihoa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $36 In Maori, ‘taihoa’ means to wait, to not be in a hurry, and the fruit from this vineyard has clearly been given the time and care it needs to create serious yum-factor. Winemaker Simon Waghorn wild – fermented Kēkerengū-grown fruit from the southernmost part of Marlborough in old, … Read More

Astrolabe Kēkerengū Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

January 26, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Kēkerengū Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $32 Super-juicy and laced with floral complexity, a slick of salinity and soft citrus rushing across the senses in every sip. Hints of apple and lime wrap around a core of subtle passionfruit and lemongrass. It’s a satisfyingly fresh and energetic sauvignon with plenty of personality and a … Read More

Astrolabe Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

January 26, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $23-$27 Boasting that unmistakable Awatere Valley florality, this sauvignon has a refreshing, peach blossom perfume, basil, soft passionfruit and a hint of lawn clippings on the nose and palate. Zesty textures and a clean, linear mouthfeel add buoyancy and complexity to its lime-laced finish. Nice one Astrolabe! Astrolabe … Read More

Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

January 19, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $26.99 Vibrant, lifted lemony layers leap up the nostrils and soak the palate in this vibrant, classically-styled sauvignon from one of Marlborough’s top producers. Soft, peachy tones merge with hints of basil and lemongrass on the finish. Cleansing and clean. Astrolabe

Astrolabe Marlborough Chenin Blanc Sec 2022

October 22, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Marlborough Chenin Blanc Sec 2022 $25 We should all thank our lucky tonsils that Simon Waghorn chucked in a promising career in seaweed science to pursue winemaking instead. Otherwise, we’d not experience the floral, feisty intensity of this certified organic chenin blanc and that would be tragic. This sec (seck), chenin has a touch … Read More

Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

February 23, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $25 Astrolabe’s owner and winemaker Simon Waghorn once had the ambition to be a seaweed scientist. I know. Just think, if he’d pursued a life aquatic, we’d never have pinot noir like this. It’s ok, I’ll give you a second to compose yourself. This 2018 vintage shows exotic aromatics, ripe … Read More

Astrolabe Wairau Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

February 23, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Wairau Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 $22 Six years on from harvest this pinot is moving into the baked berry spectrum, dried tamarillo, redcurrant and rooibos tea on the nose and palate combine with layers of spice and smoked cherry characters on the palate. The tannins are softly chewy and prickle nicely under the … Read More

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

February 23, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $65 Aromatically this dark, glossy, pinot noir has a huge lift of red apple and cherry blossom right up front while on the palate it roars with fresh tamarillo, rhubarb and layers of earthy, black tea and soft, savoury meaty notes on the palate. It shows really prominent tannins … Read More

Astrolabe Sleepers Vineyard Kekerengu Coast Pinot Noir 2019

February 15, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Sleepers Vineyard Kekerengu Coast Pinot Noir 2019 $50 Grown on coastal, limestone-laden soils 50mins drive south of Blenheim, this pinot noir treads softly on the palate yet is underpinned with exotic, savoury spices, baked tamarillo and wild raspberry notes from woah to go.   Paired with: Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Lamb and Harissa dish … Read More

Astrolabe Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

February 1, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $32 In dish Magazine Issue 102 Paired with Dukkah crusted salmon skewers Salmon of any description always suits chardonnay, but when it gets deliciously dukkah-ry, then the Astrolabe Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($32) should absolutely be your first port of call. It’s rolling in soft ripe peachy plushness, elegant, creamy textures, and … Read More