Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir 2019

December 5, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $45 I can totally see why this wine made the cut for Ursual and Daniel Swarzenbach’s Family Reserve – clearly 2019 was a year where Tāwhirimātea, Māori god of the weather, gave out the good behaviour awards to their vines. The resulting wine is plucky, plush and showing … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay 2019

December 3, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay 2019 $23 Bright roasted peach and pineapple on the nose combine with toasted almond and creme caramel characters to create a seductively sippable chardonnay that’s juicy and soothing and rewarding. Fresh, frisky and stacked with stonefruit. Delicious! Blackenbrook

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2021

December 3, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2021 $23 Is there anything the Schwarzenbach’s can’t do? If you’re looking for fragrant and fancy gewürz, then this is your ticket to a grin. Ginger, citrus zest, lychee, toffee notes and taut tropical fruit on the finish – it’s crunchy-fresh and fabulous. Made by ex-chemist-microbiologist Daniel Schwarzenbach and his wife Ursula, … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021

November 28, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021 $29 Remember the greatest gifts you ever got? A BMX, a Barbie, a G.I Joe, an Atari2600, a fishing rod and that awesome DIY tattoo gun? Well the joy that this delicious sip delivers, is just like turning seven and getting a recorder and a walkie talkie for your birthday. … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

October 7, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20 This wine has some serious pedigree and it’s not only one of Nelson’s finest examples, it’s also one of the greatest $20 sauvignon blancs in the country. I say this because it’s so powerfully aromatic, with lemongrass, lime zest, sweet pea and tropical intensity on the nose and palate. … Read More

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Gewürztraminer 2019

October 1, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Gewürztraminer 2019 $30 The thing I love about this wine is its cool, calm mood. Unlike a lot of gewürztraminer styles that are all jazz hands and stage voice, brash, blousy and wearing way too much perfume. This new release rolls out subtle ginger, rosewater and musky spices on the nose … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2020

April 12, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2020 $28 If you thought Pinot Gris was a snore-fest then prepare to have your brain blown up by this deliciously dry, mineral-saturated, nashi-induced bottle of niceness. Clean, lean, quartz and laced with lemon pith, nutmeg, apple and pear-packed – this is a gris that’ll gently exfoliate your palate in spectacular … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $29 Matched with: Moroccan Lamb Meatball Pockets Annabel Langbein CANVAS in http://www.nzherald.co.nz on Sat April 10th 2021 The super-approachable Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 ($29) hails from vines growing in Moutere clay soils near the sun-soaked Tasman Village.  Saturated with spices, wild cherry, and sarsaparilla, it has oodles of earthy tones and … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2020

November 10, 2020By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2020 $23  Bright and bursting with banging cherry, raspberry and cranberry characters, this rosé from the sunshine capital of the country is all kinds of ripe and rumpty.  Bold, bouncy and super-fresh, it’s got that pinot noir tension, but also a vibrant, fruit-centric and fun thing to sip. http://www.blackenbrook.co.nz

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Nelson Gewürztraminer 2020

November 10, 2020By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Nelson Gewürztraminer 2020 $23 One Nelsonian name associated with great gewürztraminer is Blackenbrook. It’s like they’ve got lychee and ginger running in their veins – they never seem to turn out anything but sensational styles and this 2020 example is no exception. Fresh, feisty, dry, clean and crunchy textures merge with pure pear, … Read More