Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

January 18, 2022By Yvonne

Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $37 Just gonna put it out there to say I feel this is the best Marshall Bank chardonnay Pete Robertson and his team have ever produced. Dangerously drinkable, and deliciously defined, it absolutely pops with pineapple, roast peach, rockmelon, yellow plum and toasted almond notes on the nose … Read More

Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

January 7, 2022By Yvonne

Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $22 If you’re looking for a cabernet sauvignon showing a tweak of that funky, smoky, Old World French stylism about it, then you’re snuggling into the right sleeping bag, my friend. Bold, boho-like, plummy, and bursting with earthy, roasting-pan meatiness, it also boasts grainy tannins, leathery layers, … Read More

Brookfields Burnfoot Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018

September 22, 2021By Yvonne

Brookfields Burnfoot Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 $20 Peter Robertson’s been making wine in Hawke’s Bay since 1974. 1974! So he knows a thing or or twenty about turning great weather into great wine. 2018 was a bit special for Brookfields. It produced merlot full of juicy spices and supple tannins that create just the right … Read More

Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

July 15, 2020By Yvonne

Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $20 If I were going to choose the most exciting cabernet sauvignon wines from New Zealand that swing in for $20, then the Ohiti Estate from Brookfields would be right up there.  Bold, plummy, bursting with earthy, roasting pan meatiness and showing a plumpness on the finish … Read More

Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

May 29, 2020By Yvonne

Brookfields Ohiti Estate Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $20 If I were going to choose the most exciting cabernet sauvignon wines from New Zealand that swing in for $20, then the Ohiti Estate from Brookfield’s would be right up there.  Bold, plummy, bursting with earthy, roasting pan meatiness and showing a plumpness on the finish … Read More

Brookfields Barrique Fermented Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2018

April 15, 2020By Yvonne

Brookfields Barrique Fermented Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2018 $27 While the winery is already on to the 2019 vintage of this wine if you’re able to find any bottles of this 2018 around the traps, snap it up!  This multi-award winning style is a masterclass in how viognier should be crafted.  Boasting all the classic apricot, … Read More

Brookfields Sun-Dried Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2018

March 22, 2020By Yvonne

Brookfields Sun-Dried Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2018 $25 Peter Robertson, owner and winemaker of Brookfields is one of New Zealand’s most experienced winemakers, accumulating huge knowledge of techniques since beginning his career in 1974.  Drying grapes in the sun prior to fermentation dates back to the early Greek and Italian times (like 6th century BC early!) … Read More

Brookfields Reserve Vintage 2019 Cabernet Merlot 2015

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Steak sandwiches – paired in dish Summer 2020 If you are paying strict attention to the condition of your steaks for these sandwiches, you’d want to have a darn lovely red wine to nuzzle alongside them, right?  That’s where the Brookfields Reserve Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Merlot 2015 ($59) sneaks up and snares you from the … Read More

Brookfields Hawke’s Bay Bergman Chardonnay 2015 $20 ★★★★

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

Peter Robertson has owned Brookfields since the 1970’s so he’s seen a thing or two in the evolution of chardonnay.  He’s also decided that good, old fashioned creamy, tropical and citrus fruit is what makes it magical.  Taking its name from the Bergman roses which sit at the end of every row, this chardonnay is … Read More

Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015

December 11, 2016By Yvonne

Golden like a yellow diamond and boasting a whoomph of toasty oak, grapefruit zest, ripe peach and pineapple tones on the nose and followed by an intense, citrus-driven mid-palate.  Crisp, tangy and terrifically taut, Peter Robertson and his team have really crafted something special here because the finish just never does.  Long and lipsmackingly refreshing … Read More