Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $28 A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie’s family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it’s a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouthfilling and boasting impressive length of flavour. Domain Road

Calvert Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

October 29, 2021By Yvonne

Calvert Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $64 Lovers of great New Zealand pinot noir will be familiar with the name ‘Calvert’. It appears on some of the greatest examples to ever come from Central Otago. The vineyard itself is located on Felton Road in Bannockburn and the Calvert family were one of the first … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $28 Made by the supremely talented Rosie Menzies, this certified organic riesling hits all those good spots of green apple, mandarin, honeysuckle and lashings of lime. Very nicely balanced and showing great texture and tension in the mouth, it’s a perky pick-me-up for the palate that fits pretty much every … Read More

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $34 Prepare for a lift of luscious lime, green apple and mandarin to wash across the palate and leave a comet tail of honeysuckle and homemade lemonade as it slides on down. At a positively demure 9% alc, it’s also the perfect lunchtime wine because it won’t send you … Read More

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $51.50 Roaring with tamarillo, rhubarb and wild cherry on the nose and palate, followed by a whack of dark cocoa and roasted spices, makes this an exciting wine for fans of Central Otago pinot noir for sure. It’s got character, style and charm. Brisk acidity and sandy, chewy … Read More

Carrick Central Otago Dry Riesling 2019

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Central Otago Organic Dry Riesling 2019 $28 From their ‘Arthurs’ vineyard in Bannockburn comes this sophisticated, citrus-saturated yet skeletally dry riesling from scarily talented winemaker Rosie Menzies. Scented with fresh-cut lime, green apples, it absolutely fangs with fennel and citrus flavours and finishes with perfectly prickly, exfoliating acidity on the palate. Its 0.6g/l of … Read More

Terra Sancta Shingle Beach Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018

September 10, 2021By Yvonne

Terra Sancta Shingle Beach Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018 $44.95 Translating to ‘sacred dirt the Shingle Beach block provides winemaker and immunologist Austin Black, bunches of tiny berries, stacked with spice and cherry intensity. But speaking of intense, how crazy is the label? So many animals! Beside the Kawarau River is a crocodilia, representative of the … Read More

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Chardonnay 2019

August 12, 2021By Yvonne

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $25 Created as a nod to the ‘poster boy of plants’ — the famous naturalist Sir Joseph Banks (had to make doubly sure I’d typed ‘naturalist’ and not ‘naturist,’ as that could have been a tad awkward) — this new vintage carries the Neck of the Woods … 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