Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

June 14, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $20 Crafted from 100% pinot noir by Leith Ashworth from fruit grown on the junction of SH2 and SH50, just outside of Takapau in South Central Hawke’s Bay, this rosé is cleansing and crunchy-crisp, awash with watermelon, soft cherry and raspberry, a whiff of white pepper and a … Read More

Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017

May 28, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017 $34 Four years on and this Grüner, grown in the deep, limestone soils of Central Hawke’s Bay, is developing beautifully. Softly nutty on the nose, slightly saline, hints of green olive and peach, crushed seashells, a lick of grain-spirit and fennel also sneaks through … Read More

Junction Possession Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018

April 26, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Possession Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018 $29 Crafted by Leith Ashworth, one of the most talented winemakers to ever come from ex-All Black stock, this cranberry and pomegranate-packed pinot noir has freshness and an individual style all of it’s own. They don’t hand out silver medals at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards … Read More

Junction Corner Post Central Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

March 29, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Corner Post Central Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $29 Absolutely erupting with mango, scorched peach, grilled grapefruit and roasted almond notes, this smasher of a chardonnay comes from the Takapau Plains and trucks across the palate like a tropical train. It’s nicely balanced, with fresh acidity, mouth filling weight and solid stone fruit saturation on … Read More

Junction Central Hawke’s Bay Persistence Sparkling 2020

March 26, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Central Hawke’s Bay Persistence Sparkling 2020 $22 Golden in the glass and showing ultra-fine, delicate necklacing of bubbles this sparkling wine from Central Hawke’s Bay’s Takapau Plains, is a secret and curious blend of white grapes designed to raise the eyebrows and pique the curiosity. It’s definitely not your bog standard nutty, yeasty glass … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2020

March 15, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2020 $32 “Vitecologists” Rosie Butler and her husband Rodger Tynan have been quietly coaxing this local version of Austrian awesomeness into a bottle for the last 9 or so years and it just keeps getting better. Pronounced ‘Grooner Felt-Leener’, this new vintage is a deliciously, generously dry wine, … Read More

Lime Rock Hill of Good Health Central Hawke’s Bay 2020

March 13, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Hill of Good Health Central Hawke’s Bay 2020 $35 As soon as you take the first sniff, you’ll want to lift your glass and wish everyone around you ‘good health’. For Lime Rock, chardonnay hasn’t really been on the radar until recently and tasting this, I’m like “where has Lime Rock chardonnay been … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $20 Well if you were looking for a fleshy, fruity, cherry and raspberry-saturated rosé, then you’ve come to the right place. Ripe, juicy and showing a red apple and spicy, dry spine, it’s a real crowd-wowing style that’ll keep summer rolling all year round (if they … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($19) Stop, drop and roll yourself over to the website and order this wine immediately because it is such an excellently wallet-friendly wine to pair with pretty much anything remotely seafoody. In fact, who needs food when you have Sauvignon Blanc this bodacious? Cheek-puckeringly crisp and juicy, … Read More

Lime Rock Coquina Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

March 7, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Coquina Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $38 Coquina is the geological term for the soft limestone comprised of cemented shell fragments of bi-vales and molluscs that characterize the base rock which runs deep across the Lime Rock vineyards. They’re located a few kms inland from the town of Waipawa, en route to … Read More