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

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020

February 26, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $19.99 I love the tiny squeak of apricot in the colour of this wine as it pours into the glass. The skins of Pinot Gris grapes are pinky-grey and if they’re left in contact with the juice for a short while, they’ll impart this gorgeous rose-gold tint. … Read More

Junction Body And Soul Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2012

February 18, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Body And Soul Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2012 $36 90% new French oak was used to mature this, the signature wine of the Ashworth family, grown in their vineyard located at the junction of State Highway 2 and the mighty State Highway 50. Eleven years on from harvest and the wine has morphed … Read More