Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2023

10 December 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2023 $24 Paired with: Figs, Endive & Hazelnuts in the NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Sat March 2 2024 The combination of subtle sweetness of ripe, juicy figs, moreishly toasty hazelnuts and the crispy, bitter, crunch of the endive leaves is all sorts of excellence in the mouth, but take a … Read More

Jules Taylor ‘The Jules’ Gisborne Rosé 2022

12 June 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor ‘The Jules’ Gisborne Rosé 2022 $25 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Black bean and bacon soup in the NZ Herald CANVAS Sat 17th June This is one of those hearty, ribsticking, salivatingly salty soups that screams out to be paired with a plush, plump, punchy rosé like this new release from Jules Taylor. Based … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2022

3 June 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2022 $25-$27 With cleansing pear, creaming soda, white nectarine, wildflowers and soft, peppery notes, this grüner wins points for freshness and complexity for sure. Nutty notes alongside subtle fennel, juicy acidity and Pacific Queen apple notes give the palate something to grip onto as well. Jules Taylor  

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

29 March 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $25 Classic JT chardonnay here, rolling in citrus and saturated with creamy stonefruit notes on the nose and palate. Refreshing, juicy and laced with nougat and caramelised spicy tones, it’s a smooth, soothing, slightly toasty style that’ll win friends and influence people. Grown in Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s sub-region, and crafted … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

9 February 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $35 Handpicked fruit from Jules’ Holdaway vineyard, was whole-cluster pressed into old oak barriques and wild fermented then a malolactic ferment softened the acidity and injected layers of lemongrassy complexity. A creamy softness adds to its smoked capsicum character and compliments the seam of citrus intensity at its … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

31 January 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022 $25 If you were wishing for a sweetly-styled, bog-standard, boring old pinot gris then, that’s very odd because who wants that? I’m forever on the hunt for something showing bright nashi and zesty citrus layers, hints of nutmeg and apple strudel spices and showing a solid, dry finish. That’s … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

26 August 2022By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $23-$26 Whipcrack clean and precise, this sauvignon blanc from one of Marlborough’s most exciting producers is overflowing with herbaceous intensity, lime-licked layers, bruised basil and smoked passionfruit. Utilising fruit grown in the Taylor Pass, Lower Wairau Valley, Hawkesbury and Awatere sub-regions, it has a personality all of its own … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

5 February 2022By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $32 Oh lordy will you just soak in how money this wine looks in its floral-etched bottle and its bright, perfectly pink, morganite hue as it pours into the glass. Grown in Jules’ Anderson Vineyard in the Upper Brancott area of Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s, the aroma spectrum … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Limited Release Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

4 February 2022By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Limited Release Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $44 The buzz for Marlborough’s 2020 pinot vintage has been so loud it has positively apiaristic levels of excitement surrounding it. Jules’ OTQ (short for ‘on the quiet’) is her prestige wine that usually sneaks out under the radar only in years when the fruit is … Read More

The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

24 September 2021By Yvonne

The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($tbc) This lipsmacking little lovely from Marlborough is crammed full of tropical, passionfruity punch, peachy layers and loads of lime and lemon. I like that on the website it says “designed to be enjoyed right now – not left to collect dust in your wine rack”, because that’s … Read More