Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

August 5, 2022By Yvonne

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $45.99 Five years on from vintage, and this Central Otago star is finally confident enough to start putting its head above the fence to yell, ‘Yoo-hoo, boys!’ With seductive spices on the nose, wild rhubarb and tamarillo notes on the palate, and a warming, savoury, sandy … Read More

Bald Hills Friends & Lovers Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Rosé 2020

October 1, 2021By Yvonne

Bald Hills Friends & Lovers Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Rosé 2020 $30 Pretty apricot-blush coloured in the glass, this deliciously dry style crafted from handpicked pinot noir, has classic watermelon and red apple aromatics colliding with a hint of creaming soda and soft spices on the palate. Cleansing, crunchy-crisp, yet generously proportioned, it’s an … Read More

Bald Hills Last Light Bannockburn Riesling 2019

July 3, 2021By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $30 Erupting with crisp, sweet apple, lemonade, lime curd and honeysuckle, this new vintage of Last Light is an absolute cracker. Weighing in at a demure 11.7%, and showing intense mandarin, honey and peachy punch, it’s made by riesling legend Pete Bartle  and sourced from Bald Hills’ Bannockburn … Read More

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019 $30 Kirameki is a Japanese word for ‘sparkle’, ‘glint’, ‘glitter’ or ‘glow’ and thats how the good folk at Bald Hills describe the rocks that line the Northern tip of their pinot gris vineyard. This new vintage shimmers with soft quince and nashi notes, a lick of … Read More

Bald Hills Last Light Single Vineyard Central Otago Riesling 2018

November 23, 2020By Yvonne

$28 If winemaker Pete Bartle ever makes a riesling that isn’t exceptionally balanced and beautiful then I want to know about it. Sourced from a single hectare of vines grown in the Bald Hills Bannockburn site that are planted in such a way as to soak up the very last rays of the late afternoon … Read More

Bald Hills 3 Acres Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

November 1, 2020By Yvonne

Bald Hills 3 Acres Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $32 Well if this isn’t just the prettiest, ruby-hued thing to sip! Bannockburn is basically a desert, a dry, beautifully alien, rocky moonscape of a place, so if you’ve ever been there, you’ll completely understand why this vineyard is named Bald Hills. With a nose … Read More

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

June 29, 2020By Yvonne

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 $46 Aged in 33% new French oak for 12 months, this incredibly floral, fruit saturated pinot noir creates an immediate impression and brings the grins from the first sip.  Youthful and buoyant and bursting with wild cherry, smoked spices and silky textures.  It possesses a lift … Read More

The Bald Hills 3 Acres Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

The Bald Hills 3 Acres Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $32 Brand new on the market, this raspberry, rhubarb, herb and cherry-centric pinot noir from Bannockburn (where the hills are so dry and dusty they’re practically ‘bald’) is lush, plush and all things ‘ush’ on the nose and palate.  Fresh, juicy and showing highly skilled … Read More

Bald Hills Last Light Single Vineyard Central Otago Riesling 2017

June 20, 2020By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Single Vineyard Central Otago Riesling 2017 $30 This is classic-classic-classic riesling, people. Heaving with zesty natural sweetness, crunchy mandarin-induced magic, and notes of Pink Lady apples, lime, honeysuckle, and masses of white-flesh fruit, it’s just stunning! Made by Pete Bartle, Central Otago winemaking royalty, it’s a riesling with wow-factor 50. Enjoy … Read More

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017

December 20, 2019By Yvonne

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017 $30 Kirameki is a Japanese word for ‘sparkle’, ‘glint’, ‘glitter’ or ‘glow’ and the good folk at Bald Hills felt it was a great way to describe the rocks that line the Northern tip pinot gris vineyard which sits high up in Gibbston Valley.  It’s a style … Read More