Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020

May 28, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020 $15-$19 Definitely on the dry side of the street, this southern rosé shows tweaks of stonefruit, mandarin, a razzle of rhubarb and strawberry, alongside a ribbon of rhubarb. Hints of white pepper freshen and lengthen the finish. Very sippable and widely available.  

Brancott Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020 $19 If you’re looking for a perfectly decent, cherry and plum-packed Pinot Noir that won’t give your wallet any grief then this is your parking spot. Simple, tasty, a hint of sarsaparilla and redcurrant on the finish and a smooth, slippery texture makes this a darn good go-to if … Read More

Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

May 26, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 I’m all about finding the cheeky chards and the Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 is a grin in a bottle basically. Fruit in all the right places, a little bit of toast, lots of creamy, cashew characters and at $15 -$19(depending on where you’re shopping) it’s … Read More

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

May 23, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $19 This pinot is definitely the pumped up kicks where aromatics are concerned. Redcurrant and buckets of raspberry wash across a spicy baseline in the mouth. The acidity is hefty, the tannins are super-smooth – it’s a feel-good, taste-good, commercial style that’ll have the crowds smiling at that … Read More

Brancott Estate Letter Series ‘O’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2014

February 22, 2016By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Letter Series ‘O’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2014 $34 ★★★★★ This wine smells like peach and almond crumble, caramelised citrus and has a delicious blend of spiciness and creaminess to add to its all-round yumminess.  There’s a lovely roasty, toasty layer and a buttery injection on the finish.  The ‘O’ stands for their Omaka vineyard.  … Read More

Wearable Arts, William Shatner and a Rhone from Home…

September 12, 2014By Yvonne

Your own WOW Factor Last week I wrote about the commemorative Wearable Arts Awards bottles of new Brancott Estate wines that were now available. This week I’ve stumbled across a never-done-before Wearable Arts crowd-sourced experiment spearheaded by designer extraordinaire David Trubridge. Supported by WOW sponsors Brancott Estate, Trubridge is working on a ‘mystery wearable artwork’ … Read More

Brancott Estate Special Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Gris 2012

January 10, 2013By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Special Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Gris 2012 $28 ★★★★ Wild passionfruit, elderflower, white peach, basil, white pepper, nectarine and lime – it’s all in here.  Brancott have been doing interesting things with sauvignon gris (a singular grape variety, not a blend of sauvignon blanc and pinot gris) recently and the results get better every … Read More

SPEND MORE ON YOUR SANITY

January 10, 2013By Yvonne

“Oh that’s such a cruisy job – wanna swap?” is something I hear regularly when I meet someone new and they find out what I do for a living.  They must think it’s all just wine tasting day in day out, making a telly show and going to the occasional flash party.  They don’t see … Read More