Forrest Wines Marlborough Semillon 2021

January 16, 2023By Yvonne

Forrest Wines Marlborough Semillon 2021 $28 Up until 2021, it had been 10 years between bottlings of Forrest semillon in a classic, dry style. I was beginning to think it’d never happen again. Oh the horror! Like Wellington on a good day, nothing beats Marlborough semillon in a great vintage, and this is absolute proof. … Read More

Forrest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

November 21, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $25 Paired with: Annabel Langbein’s Harvest Vegetable Tart with chia oat pastry NZ Herald Canvas Nov 26 2022 Pair this farmers market in a pie with a citrus-stacked, herbaceously hefty white wine like the classic Forrest Sauvignon. Night-harvested grapes sourced from four vineyards located around Renwick in the Wairau Valley … Read More

Forrest Estate Marlborough Albariño 2022

September 20, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Estate Marlborough Albariño 2022 $28 Ultra-vibrant nectarine, apple, lime and white peach will up and punch you in the kisser with every sip. The acidity is whipcrack sharp, like swallowing a sword, yet the underlying citrus and peachy plushness smooths and soothes it all out. It’s like an incredibly tasty exfoliation for your oesophagus … Read More

Forrest Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Chardonnay 2021 $28 Golden in the glass and dishing up delicious aromas of grilled grapefruit, roast nectarine, a burst of butterscotch and a dusting of almond, this chardonnay is fresh, frisky, fulsome and laced with pineapple and cinnamon. Generously proportioned and juicy from sip to swallow, it’s got great energy, vibrancy and toasty … Read More

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020 $25 If you like your riesling to assail your olfactories with apple, lime zest and a lick of magical minerality, you’ve done a perfect parallel park my friend. Punchy acidity, pure pipfruit and crunchy citrus and the unmistakable rain-on-hot-asphalt punch of petrichor, make this an ultra-refreshing sip. It has excellent length … Read More

Forrest Marlborough Albariño 2021

October 1, 2021By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Albariño 2021 $28 While albariño (al-bar-een-yo) might be more famous in its Galician homeland in northwestern Spain, it’s clearly settled and thriving nicely under Marlborough’s baking Southern Valleys sun. Erupting with fresh apple blossom, lemon zest and peachy aromatics and washing waves of whipcrack acidity around the gums and nashi and lime across … Read More

Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021

September 17, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks matches Sept 11th 2021   Frittata muffins Now I know Annabel says these frittata muffins are a great way to get veg into kids, but they’re also a great way to get the Hunting Lodge Expressions Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($23.99) into grownups. The sweetness of the kumara, cheesiness of the cheese and … Read More

Forrest Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

September 8, 2021By Yvonne

Forrest Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $28 This classic Austrian grape has clearly found a happy home with the good folk at Forrest in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. Perfumed with apple blossom, lemon pith, peach and pepper and packed with refreshing nashi and lime and laced with elderflower, it’s a cleansing, textural, deliciously dry wine with … Read More

Forrest Estate ‘The Doctors’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

November 15, 2011By Yvonne

Forrest Estate ‘The Doctors’ 9.5% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $25  Delicious crushed green herbs, mineral notes and subtle floral aromas lead to a punchy palate bursting with passionfruit, lime and elderflower characters.  A satisfying sauvignon with great length of flavour – one of the best examples around.   Forrest ‘The Doctors’ Low Alcohol Marlborough Sauvignon … Read More

24 October 2011 Sauvignon Lighten’s Up…

November 14, 2011By Yvonne

Sauvignon Lightens Up Alcohol isn’t everything.  I wish someone had told me that when I was eighteen and making an idiot of myself.  But back then there wasn’t much in the way of choice,  it was all or nothing.  Although they contained less alcohol, more than two beers made my stomach churn, I didn’t really … Read More