Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020 $35 Masses of fresh cherry, cocoa powder and tamarillo aromas greet the nose and the palate is soaked in classic su bois (forest floor), savoury sensations. Fresh acidity and racy tannins elongate the spicy layers which give this wine real finesse and character. Very nicely made, beautiful drinking … Read More

99 Rows Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018

July 8, 2022By Yvonne

99 Rows Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018 $28 Grown high up on the Te Muna Terraces, the pinot noir that comes from Julicher Estate has its own personality and huge florality (definitely a word). Gentle tannins are the cushion for its bright cherry, damson plum, raspberry, and redcurrant razziness (another good word). Plus … Read More

Butterworth Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $29 Martinborough sauvignon blanc is one of the most underrated wines in our fair land. Delicately floral and foisting soft, lemongrassy loveliness up the nostrils, the Butterworth’s have perfected the mineral-centric, apple blossom bodaciousness that Te Muna terraces sauvignon is all about. Crisp, luscious, clean and to use a corporate … Read More

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Gris 2020

October 7, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Gris 2020 $24 If your only experiences with pinot gris have been overly sweet, blousy, flabby and floral, then strap yourself in for a drive on the dry side with this snappy new release from Butterworth Estate. Scented with golden delicious apples, sake spirit, subtle nashi notes and a deliciously … Read More

Butterworth Martinborough Chardonnay 2020

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Chardonnay 2020 ($48) Crammed with roast cashew, grilled peach and creamy nougat notes on the nose and palate, this refreshing new release from fruit grown on the Te Muna Terraces is dangerously drinkable and will absolutely appeal to chardonnay lovers of all ages and stages. It’s a full, rich,toasty triumph with buckets of … Read More

Butterworth Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018 $55 Harvested on the 28th March 2018 and bottled on the 22nd December 2020, this is a classic, spice-saturated pinot noir with those Martinborough signatures such as dried herbs, dark cocoa characters, cedar, roast beetroot and scorched cherries. It’s still very youthful and is settling into itself. The acidity is … Read More