Collaboration Wines Aurulent Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

July 7, 2021By Yvonne

Collaboration Wines Aurulent Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $36 Ever had that feeling, like when you’re watching a young sportsperson make a showstopping debut, or an underdog artist give the performance of a lifetime, that you’re witnessing history happen and they’re about to become seriously famous? That’s how I felt as soon as I sipped this … Read More

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021

July 6, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021 The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). It’s bursting with bright berries, omega plum, cherry and smoked blueberries on the nose and palate. Meaty, peppery, spice-saturated … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 This is a chardonnay that’ll wow the crowds and get the party started for certain. With bright peach and citrus notes abound, creamy almond meal layers, gentle acidity and a soft tug of toasty oak to add some juice and joy to the finish. Delicious http://www.eskvalleywines.com

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

June 19, 2021By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $29.90 Erupting with fresh peach, grapefruit and bucketloads of toasty textures, this is a masterclass in how to make ultra-sippable chardonnay that’ll wow the crowds. Fresh, perky, yet showing depth and substance, this cashew, apricot and brulee-boosted example is creamy, richly structured and darn dangerously easy to drink. Smooth and juicy. … Read More

The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

June 9, 2021By Yvonne

The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($39.90 There are two versions of Alchemy. One’s the medieval practice of faffing with converting base metals into gold and the other is fiddling with finding a universal elixir. The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($39.90), sourced from a small parcel in their ‘Badlands’ vineyard, has neither faff or … Read More

Weekend Wine Reviews 29th May 2021

June 8, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021   Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday 29th May 2021

May 30, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021 Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant and … Read More

Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

May 26, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020$19.99 I’m all about finding the cheeky chards and the Brancott Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 is a grin in a bottle basically. Fruit in all the right places, a little bit of toast, lots of creamy, cashew characters and at $15 -$19(depending on where you’re shopping) it’s … Read More

Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

May 21, 2021By Yvonne

Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 I can always count on Miles Dineen to craft honkingly stonkingly good wines, and whenever his employer, Matahiwi, release a Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, I’m all over it like a trendy, weighted blanket from Briscoes. Showing roast peach and nectarine notes, a tweak of grilled grapefruit and toasted cashew … Read More

Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

May 21, 2021By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 ($40) Paired with – Roz’s Candied Walnuts Canvas NZ Herald June 2021 I don’t need much of an excuse to hurl myself face-first into a fistful of sweet nuts (oh hah hah) but the newly released Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 ($40) just made it ridiculously easy. Nothing ever happens quickly in … Read More