Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017

May 28, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017 $34 Four years on and this Grüner, grown in the deep, limestone soils of Central Hawke’s Bay, is developing beautifully. Softly nutty on the nose, slightly saline, hints of green olive and peach, crushed seashells, a lick of grain-spirit and fennel also sneaks through … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2020

March 15, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2020 $32 “Vitecologists” Rosie Butler and her husband Rodger Tynan have been quietly coaxing this local version of Austrian awesomeness into a bottle for the last 9 or so years and it just keeps getting better. Pronounced ‘Grooner Felt-Leener’, this new vintage is a deliciously, generously dry wine, … Read More

Lime Rock Hill of Good Health Central Hawke’s Bay 2020

March 13, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Hill of Good Health Central Hawke’s Bay 2020 $35 As soon as you take the first sniff, you’ll want to lift your glass and wish everyone around you ‘good health’. For Lime Rock, chardonnay hasn’t really been on the radar until recently and tasting this, I’m like “where has Lime Rock chardonnay been … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $20 Well if you were looking for a fleshy, fruity, cherry and raspberry-saturated rosé, then you’ve come to the right place. Ripe, juicy and showing a red apple and spicy, dry spine, it’s a real crowd-wowing style that’ll keep summer rolling all year round (if they … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($19) Stop, drop and roll yourself over to the website and order this wine immediately because it is such an excellently wallet-friendly wine to pair with pretty much anything remotely seafoody. In fact, who needs food when you have Sauvignon Blanc this bodacious? Cheek-puckeringly crisp and juicy, … Read More

Lime Rock Coquina Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

March 7, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Coquina Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $38 Coquina is the geological term for the soft limestone comprised of cemented shell fragments of bi-vales and molluscs that characterize the base rock which runs deep across the Lime Rock vineyards. They’re located a few kms inland from the town of Waipawa, en route to … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020

February 26, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $19.99 I love the tiny squeak of apricot in the colour of this wine as it pours into the glass. The skins of Pinot Gris grapes are pinky-grey and if they’re left in contact with the juice for a short while, they’ll impart this gorgeous rose-gold tint. … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $20 Looking for a dry-style pinot gris that still packs a punch of richness, elegance and all-round excellence?  Then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac friend, because Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan of Tikokino have created all that in spades. Rich stonefruit notes overlap with classic apple … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $19 (retasted 23.6.2020) At five years old, sauvignon blanc should, according to popular belief, be heading toward the rest home.  However this example from Rosie Butler’s vineyard growing in the deep, limestone soils of Tikokino, has loads of life left in it. Lemongrass, basil, peapod and passionfruit … Read More

Lime Rock Gruner Veltliner 2011

September 7, 2011By Yvonne

Lime Rock Grüner Veltliner 2011 375ml $22  The debut example from the best little winery southside of the Te Hauke swamp, and it has interesting white pepper, apple and sake-like aromas followed by green apple, fruitwax and subtle, salty notes on the finish.  A really interesting wine that is also rare as hens teeth, so … Read More