Mt Difficulty McFerin Ridge Lowburn Valley Chardonnay 2018

November 5, 2020By Yvonne

Mt Difficulty McFerin Ridge Lowburn Valley Chardonnay 2018 $37 (approx) From a real rollercoaster of a vintage comes a wine with remarkable poise and composure. From the whiff of white nectarine, grilled grapefruit and baked pineapple, to the taut, stonefruit saturated palate surrounded by cashew and cream notes, it’s a Central Otago chardonnay that’s very … Read More

Bald Hills 3 Acres Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

November 1, 2020By Yvonne

Bald Hills 3 Acres Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $32 Well if this isn’t just the prettiest, ruby-hued thing to sip! Bannockburn is basically a desert, a dry, beautifully alien, rocky moonscape of a place, so if you’ve ever been there, you’ll completely understand why this vineyard is named Bald Hills. With a nose … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Riesling 2016

October 1, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Riesling 2016 $33 This organic riesling absolutely roars with baked apple, crisp lime and loads of quartzy minerality. The acidity is pinging on the palate, there’s a tonne of tangelo and mandarin magic and loads of green apple characters crash through onto the finish as well. It’s a long-term … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Central Otago Tempranillo 2016

September 30, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Central Otago Tempranillo 2016 $45 Not only is this tempranillo from Central Otago (as unlikely as that sounds), it’s also organic AND darn excellent.  The aromatics sing of bay leaf, drying flax, leather and coffee, prune and saucy, scorched toast, and all those delicious things osmose through onto the palate. … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

September 29, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018 $40 This is one of my favourite New Zealand pinot gris wines hands down. Hands all over the place in fact. Hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and only the free-run juice was fermented with a combo of cultured and wild yeasts in a mixture of stainless steel … Read More

Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 17, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 Grown in soils known as ‘Pigburn shallow fine sandy loam’, the best eight barrels of pinot noir harvested from Rockburn’s Gibbston vineyard, were set aside, to live their best life, to be the best they could be, to live their own truth and to … Read More

Rockburn Eleven Barrels Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 17, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Eleven Barrels Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 Just eleven barrels of the very best pinot noir harvested from Rockburn’s Parkburn vineyard were surrounded with large road cones and strict instructions by winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis “No Touching!”.  The result is a wine plump with courage and character, deep cherry notes, a hint of … Read More

Tiki Koro Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

July 21, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Koro Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $34.99 Fermented in open-topped fermenters, this intensely spicy Central Otago pinot noir is one that ticks boxes if you’re a fan of spiced cherry, exotic scents, wild red notes like redcurrant, rhubarb and raspberry.  It’s juicy, multi-layered and shows refreshing acidity and a silky finish. http://wwww.tikiwine.com

Black Peak Central Otago Riesling 2017

July 15, 2020By Yvonne

Black Peak Central Otago Riesling 2017 $26 As the great poet and fashion icon Axle Rose once said, “Welcome to the Jungle”. Each sniff and sip of this Central Otago sensation contains a riot of citrus and tropical terrificness. Crafted by the criminally talented and not unhandsome James McElrea, this riesling heaves with honeysuckle and … Read More

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

July 11, 2020By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $29 Shiny-new and showing a tonne of potential, this Central Otago-grown pinot noir has classic blueberry, rosehip and cherry aromatics and buckets of raspberry on the front palate.  It’s refreshing and young and the acidity is right up front, however it’s looking like it’ll morph into … Read More