Brookfields Back Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2022

November 9, 2023By Yvonne

Brookfields Back Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2022 $22 From a challenging vintage comes a highly approachable, friendly, softly fruited, softly peppered syrah grown at Ohiti on the banks of the Ngaruroro River. Classic florals and blackcurrant characters lead to iron sands tannins and a suede-like mid-palate texture and finish. Brookfields

Brookfields Fiesta Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2023

November 9, 2023By Yvonne

Brookfields Fiesta Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2023 $22 Crafted from free-run syrah juice (that’s the highest quality, delicately fresh juice which runs from the grape press before any pressing starts), this pretty, trout-pink rosé has summer days and warm sunsets written all over it. Generously flavoured with red apple, raspberry and a hint of creaming soda, … Read More

Brookfields Robertson Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2023

November 9, 2023By Yvonne

Brookfields Robertson Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2023 $22 From a crazy vintage involving (amongst other things) a cyclone which almost wiped Brookfields out, this pinot gris has emerged triumphantly fresh and clean and crammed with Brookfields signature notes of nashi juice, poached quince and soft baking spices on the nose and palate. Textural and dry … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2022

November 3, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2022 $39.99 Bright pineapple and luscious baked nectarine, grilled grapefruit and roast almond aromas and those core elements wash across the palate as well. Bright and juicy and roaring with peachy complexity. The textures in this wine are beautifully balanced, zippy-fresh and crunchy, adding extra oomph to its already powerful … Read More

Obliix Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah Malbec Viognier 2022

November 1, 2023By Yvonne

Obliix Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah Malbec Viognier 2022 $30 New from Sir George Fistonich and his winemaking team headed by Michelle Richardson comes the Oblix/Obliix brand. This is a hugely floral syrah-dominant wine, fleshed out with 12% malbec and 8% viognier to create a light, bright, highly juicy and fantastically fresh red wine that … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Estate Chardonnay 2022

October 30, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Estate Chardonnay 2022 $24 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Mediterranean Salmon in the NZ Herald Nov 4th 2023 Absolutely erupting with peach crumble, grilled grapefruit and soft pineapple characters, this is a perky, punchy style that’s brisk, refreshing and roaring with personality and freshness. A roasty, toasty crowd-pleaser for certain. Summer wedding? … Read More

Decibel Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2021

October 23, 2023By Yvonne

Decibel Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2021 $32 This is one seriously fleshy, spice-stacked, cocoa and blueberry, softly peppery, plush malbec and I’m here for it. The mouthfeel is warm, woolly, round and roaring with textural tannins that boast prickle in all the right places. Juicy and velvety and energising to sip. This malbec is a rich, … Read More

Decibel Hawke’s Bay Rosé Petillant Naturel 2023

October 23, 2023By Yvonne

Decibel Hawke’s Bay Rosé Petillant Naturel 2023 $35 Malbec grown in Hawke’s Bay’s Bridge Pa region has been crafted in an ancient method of bottling partially-fermented wine and allowing the yeast to finish their job in the bottle – so it keeps on creating fizz. The spent yeast, or “lees”, remain in the bottle so … Read More

Hush Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2021

October 23, 2023By Yvonne

Hush Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2021 $38 While any tasting notes and technical details about this wine are sketchy, (due to it being a secret Decibel Wines collaboration project), you really don’t need to know anything except that it’s incredibly floral and vibrantly spiced on the nose, dark berries, classic pepper, it’s all here. The palate … Read More

Decibel Giunta Hawke’s Bay Malbec Nouveau 2022

October 23, 2023By Yvonne

Decibel Giunta Hawke’s Bay Malbec Nouveau 2022 $19 Giunta is a range of wines made in a nod to the surname of owner-winemaker Daniel Brennan’s Sicilian great-grandparents. While his great-grandparents were old, this malbec, crafted from two clones (595 & 1056) grown on 3 different blocks around the Bridge Pa Triangle has been designed to … Read More