Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2022

January 30, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2022 $28* A vibrant, classically-styled pinot gris with quince, nashi and nutmeg notes on the nose and palate and has tangy richness in the mid-palate and a decent, dry finish. Made my Antony Worch, winemaker to many Central Otago stars, this pinot gris has Autumn afternoon cheese platter written … Read More

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

January 30, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 ($tbc) Very golden in the glass and possesses a slightly sweet-sour, botrytis and white pepper character on the nose and palate. Consumed ultra-chilled tends to accentuate the citrus and quince characters – however it’s not as varietal and refined as other Penkridge vintages I’ve tasted.

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

January 26, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $40* If elegance and statuesque style is what you’re after in a pinot noir, then best you squeeze into your Nancy Ganz because the Penkridge Farm 2019 is the stovepipe, the skinny jean, the cigarette pant of pinot. Bright cranberry and tamarillo merge with earthy, softly spiced layers … Read More

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

January 12, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $40* There’s a lot of lusciousness going on in this little-known wine from one of the best Central Otago producers you’ve never heard of. A LOT of lusciousness. There’s also a lot of fresh spice, redcurrant and cherry complexity, a lick of mushroomy meatiness and it’s packed with … Read More

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

January 12, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $40* Exotically aromatic and maturing very nicely, this pinot is awash with cranberry and cherry complexity, energetic, refreshing textures and lush, savoury, black tea notes on both the nose and palate. Youthful, yet developing some depth and earthiness which makes it really shine. Made by Antony Worch for … Read More

Carrick Josephine Bannockburn Riesling 2021

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Bannockburn Riesling 2021 $34 The name Josephine refers to the decorative variation of the ‘Carrick Bend’ nautical knot which appears on the front of the label. The knot is a metaphor for how the winery brings together viticulture, winemaking and their place. It also includes local landmarks like the Carrick mountain range, the Carrick … Read More

Te Kano Central Otago Rosé 2021

December 28, 2022By Yvonne

Te Kano Central Otago Rosé 2021 $30 This is a lipsmacker of a rosé if ever there was. Coral-coloured and crafted from pinot noir grapes grown in the schist-rock soils of their Northburn vineyard,  it’s perfumed with red apple, raspberry and pink peppercorn and shows zesty redcurrant, pomegranate and spicy-dry characters on the palate. Deeply … Read More

Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2022

December 2, 2022By Yvonne

Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $24 This is, I think, the 8th vintage of Domain Road sauvignon that I’ve tasted and its fair to say that it’s morphing into its own style and groove. Showing heightened jalapeno, lemongrass, basil, preserved lemon and lime layers, it’s definitely one for the herbaceously inclined. Owners … Read More

Domain Road The Water Race Bannockburn Central Otago Dry Riesling 2020

December 2, 2022By Yvonne

Domain Road The Water Race Bannockburn Central Otago Dry Riesling 2020 $27 I’ve said it many times, great dry riesling should have an immediate flinty, limey, green apple impact on the nose and a tidal wave of crunchy, zesty acidity and lemony layers for days. Graeme and Gillian Crosbie are responsible for this bony and … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

December 2, 2022By Yvonne

Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $27 Strap yourself in for an avalanche of apple and lime in every sniff and sip of this new release by winemaker Rosie Menzies. Beautifully balanced and unashamedly citrus-centric, it shows attractive texture and tension in the mouth, meaning it’s an energy injection for even the most jaded of tastebuds. Chill … Read More