Yealands Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

June 19, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $16 If aromatics of bruised basil, lemon zest, passionfruit and hints of jalapeno spin your wheels, then you’ve come to the correct car yard my friend. Classically styled, with citrus and herbaceous heft from woah to go, this is a clean, crunchy-crisp example that will please the crowds or … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $27 Red apple, tamarillo and cherry aromatics all wash through onto the palate of this super-smooth pinot noir. Fresh, youthful yet showing some density and weight, and finely tuned tannins to finish. A ribbon of smoke curls around the core of spice rather nicely. Paired with: Indonesian Style Coconut … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $19.95 Well well well. If it isn’t just the crispiest, juiciest, nashiest, apple-and-spice-stacked pinot gris I’ve tried in AGES! Clean, crunchy-fresh and fanging with pipfruit, this vibrant, energetic, multi-layered style is deliciously drinkable. Stylish and showing superb fruit purity. Paired with Moroccan Baked Chicken with Pearl Couscous in Issue … Read More

Stanley Estates Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Stanley Estates Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $29 From the Awatere (or should I say Awesometere) Valley, comes this lemongrassy lovely from the super-talented folk at Stanley Estates. Winemaker Eveline Fraser manages to coax oh so soft aromas of elderflower, passionfruit and peach from every berry and in the mouth it’s awash with tart … Read More

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 This certified organic gris drives down the dry side of the street and leaves a cloud of nashi, jazz apple, quince and a sprinkle of nutmeg in it’s wake. Crisp, clean and flooded with character, it’s a great little example from the talents of Kim and Erica Crawford, grown … Read More

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

April 4, 2021By Yvonne

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $29.99 Classic floral, Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc here, a hint of barrel fermentation adds creamy complexity to a vein of lemongrass, basil, tomato stalk and sweet pea and passionfruit – it’s a stunning style loaded with sweet herbaceousness and delicious length of flavour. http://www.tupari.co.nz

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

March 31, 2021By Yvonne

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $22.99 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere Valley, this bright shiny new pinot has buckets of raspberry and rhubarb and cherry charm on the nose and palate. Not too spicy or complex, just juicy and easy and refreshing – which is exactly what you should hope to … Read More

Tupari Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2018

March 2, 2021By Yvonne

Tupari Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $30 If you have a hankering for rich, velvety Pinot Noir with layers of fruit and savoury seductiveness stitched together by rhubarb and redcurrant, then this is your magic potion. Fresh, vibrant and saturated with exotic flavours, the texture is slippery, lithe and lovely. Nicely made indeed. http://www.tupari.co.nz

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 Named after the late Greg White, Whitehaven’s co-founder, the ‘Greg’ range of wines are only created when the fruit is absolutely perfect and are made by winemaker Diana Katardzhieva. The 2020 is pretty darn delicious and absolutely stacked with citrus, lemongrass, crushed basil … Read More

Yealands Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

December 31, 2020By Yvonne

Yealands Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $24.95 Grown in their Seaview Vineyard on the wild and windy coastline south of Blenheim and just over the Wither Hills, the grapes here throw all their energy into creating tiny, flavour-packed berries which have a unique floral and apple-like character that’s quite different to sauvignon grown … Read More