Kinross The Last Drop Waitaki North Otago Late Harvest Riesling 2020

23 May 2024By Yvonne

Kinross The Last Drop Waitaki North Otago Late Harvest Riesling 2020 $45 The colour of this late harvest riesling has incredible green flecks, making it bright like a lime diamond. Sweet yet showing bracing acidity and refreshing textures alongside a honeyed spine. It’s a delicious palate cleanser. Kinross

Astrolabe Wrekin Late Harvest Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2022

4 February 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Wrekin Late Harvest Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2022 $32 From one of New Zealand’s premium chenin blanc vineyards comes this nectarine and yellow plum-packed sweetie that has an incredibly fresh core of citrus and hints of honeysuckle. I love how zesty and energetic this wine is, sweet but vibrant and beautifully balanced. Astrolabe

Lime Rock Late Harvest Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016

9 February 2022By Yvonne

Lime Rock Late Harvest Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 375ml $28 Coming up six years on from those tiny, slightly raisined grapes being carefully plucked from the vine, and the apricot, nectarine, apple and mango flavours in this sweet treat are just getting more gloriously gluggable. I love its passionfruit curd characters and elegant … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2020

9 February 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2020 375ml $28 Hang on to your strops because one sip of this luscious, lychee-laden lovely is gonna send you skywards. Intensely aromatic, it boasts rose petals, exotic spices and buckets of peachy sweetness on the nose and palate. Unlike most other dessert-style wines, this one is actually high in … Read More

Petane Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2021

22 November 2021By Yvonne

Petane Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2021 $32 Clearly, the weather gods found favour with Philip Barber and his tiny wee crop of gewürztraminer in the summer of 2021. They were kept clean and dry and managed to hang on the vine long enough to start gently raisining and increasing their natural sugars. They were … Read More

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018

24 August 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33) Paired with Torta Santiago in dish Magazine Issue 99 Wash down this awesome almond and citrus cake with certified organic sweet sippage from the Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33). Its candied lemon, honeysuckle and toasted toffee tones are balanced by zesty acidity and gum … Read More

Ash Ridge Premium Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

5 April 2021By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Premium Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $29 375ml It’s not a common thing finding a dessert-style chardonnay, but Lauren Swift and her team at Ash Ridge seem to be able to regularly turn out sweet, sticky superstar examples on the regular. Scented with grilled pineapple, roast peach, lemon meringue and marmalade all … Read More

Petane Station Late Harvest Edelzwicker 2020

2 December 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Late Harvest Edelzwicker 2020 $30 375ml Taken from the German words ‘edel’ (noble) and ‘zwicker’ (blend), edelzwicker is an old Alsatian name for a blend of ‘noble’ or important grapes harvested from the same vineyard on the same day and made into a wine that truly reflects the season and the site. 2020 … Read More

Charcoal Gully Late Harvest Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2014

2 May 2020By Yvonne

Charcoal Gully Late Harvest Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2014 $30 Gewürztraminer crafted in a late harvest style is a rare thing, so whenever one slinks its way across my desk I tend to get a tad excited.  Hand-harvested six weeks after their initial harvest, gave the fruit time to slightly raisin and concentrate the flavours to … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard The Cadenza Central Otago Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 375ml 2019

12 January 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard The Cadenza Central Otago Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 375ml 2019 So here’s the thing.  If you thought that gewürztraminer was just a wham bam thank you ma’am kicker of sweetness and blousy spices, then you’ve got another thing coming.  Yes the Cadenza is sweet, yet it’s impeccably balanced, showing caramelised apricot, lychee, fresh peach … Read More