Astrolabe Taihoa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

January 27, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Taihoa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $36 In Maori, ‘taihoa’ means to wait, to not be in a hurry, and the fruit from this vineyard has clearly been given the time and care it needs to create serious yum-factor. Winemaker Simon Waghorn wild – fermented Kēkerengū-grown fruit from the southernmost part of Marlborough in old, … Read More

Astrolabe Kēkerengū Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

January 26, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Kēkerengū Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $32 Super-juicy and laced with floral complexity, a slick of salinity and soft citrus rushing across the senses in every sip. Hints of apple and lime wrap around a core of subtle passionfruit and lemongrass. It’s a satisfyingly fresh and energetic sauvignon with plenty of personality and a … Read More

Astrolabe Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

January 26, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $23-$27 Boasting that unmistakable Awatere Valley florality, this sauvignon has a refreshing, peach blossom perfume, basil, soft passionfruit and a hint of lawn clippings on the nose and palate. Zesty textures and a clean, linear mouthfeel add buoyancy and complexity to its lime-laced finish. Nice one Astrolabe! Astrolabe … Read More

Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Syrah 2020

January 20, 2023By Yvonne

Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Syrah 2020 $40 There must be something in the water over in the upper Wairau Valley where the Rose family grow their grapes because it seems as though every single wine they make walks away with various shades of heavy metal from wine competitions here and abroad. This syrah is no … Read More

Wairau River Reserve Grüner Veltliner 2021

January 20, 2023By Yvonne

Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $29 How’s them apples! This little bit of Austria here in Aotearoa gives an immediate hit of freshly cut apples, lemon pith, yellow plums and wildflowers on the nose and palate making this grüner groovy in all the right places. With a squeak of tarragon and soft, peachy … Read More

Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

January 19, 2023By Yvonne

Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $26.99 Vibrant, lifted lemony layers leap up the nostrils and soak the palate in this vibrant, classically-styled sauvignon from one of Marlborough’s top producers. Soft, peachy tones merge with hints of basil and lemongrass on the finish. Cleansing and clean. Astrolabe

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

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

January 10, 2023By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27 Choosing fruit grown across a smorgasbord of great sites in Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern Valley’s, this nighttime-harvested sauvignon was crafted in individual vineyard batches that were left on their yeast lees for 3months before the final blend was created then it was bottled in mid-August. This has added a … Read More

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 $55 Sourced from the now certified organic Wrekin vineyard in Marlborough’s southern valleys, this Gold Medal-winning pinot noir has, despite its seven-year age, an incredibly fresh, youthful structure and buckets of florals, exotic spices and cherry-centric layers on the nose and palate. Vibrant, yet deliciously complex, this … Read More

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 $45 This is one of the first pinot noir’s to come from an old hill country sheep farm in the Fairhall region of Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s. It was, as the back label explains, named after a hill in east Shropshire, England which has an ancient Iron Age hill … Read More