Trinity Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

May 18, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $24 A very attractive, limited edition Marlborough sauvignon blanc here from a Hawke’s Bay icon. Fresh, cleansing, loaded with tropicality and finishign with great tension – it’s a delight. Trinity Hill  

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Marlborough Albariño 2022

April 18, 2023By Yvonne

Estate Single Vineyard Marlborough Albariño 2022 $23-$27 I can see myself slathering this sauce across some sort of sublime Spanish fish dish and for that reason I’d launch myself into a bottle of this shiny-new albariño (pronounced al–bar-een-yo) While the spiritual home of Spain’s signature white wine might be in the Rías Baixas (ree-hass bye-shass) … Read More

Clos Henri Solange Marlborough Blanc de Noirs Methode Traditionnelle 2020

April 14, 2023By Yvonne

Clos Henri Solange Marlborough Blanc de Noirs Methode Traditionnelle 2020 $45 ‘Sainte Solange’ is the tiny rimu chapel relocated in 2003 to the Clos Henri vineyard to serve as their tasting room. Named in memory of Solange Bourgeois, the late wife of Clos Henri’s founder Henri Bourgeois, ‘Solange’ also means ‘dignified’ in French so it … Read More

Grove Mill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

April 4, 2023By Yvonne

Grove Mill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $15-$18 Loaded with lemongrass, bruised basil and crammed with classic cut-grass, passionfruit and buckets of energetic, bracing acidity. It’s a deliciously dry style, not flabby and overly tropical, instead it’s refined, sweaty, spicy complexity and all-round sippability makes it a crowd pleaser for sure. Grove Mill

Two Rivers The Spring Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

April 3, 2023By Yvonne

Two Rivers The Spring Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $55 Crafted from 30yo Mendoza clone vines, this wine is one of the most hands-off styles that winemaker Dave Clouston and his team create. A teensy bit cloudy due to it not being fined or filtered (another excellent thing), this chardonnay erupts with grilled stonefruit intensity, scorched oak … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

March 29, 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

Giesen The Augūst Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

March 26, 2023By Yvonne

Giesen The Augūst Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $40 Pronounced ‘Aww-goost’, this wine is a reverential nod to German restauranteur, hotelier, sommelier, and all-round, early 20th-century hospo legend August Giesen, ‘Opa’ to brothers Alex, Marcel, and Theo. It’s the company’s flagship sauvignon blanc, yet it’s so far away from traditional styles, it needs its … Read More

Forrest Estate Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2022

March 26, 2023By Yvonne

Forrest Estate Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2022 $28 The Forrest’s are an absolute force to be reckoned with when it comes to growing groovy gruner veltliner. Their style is an aromatic smorgasbord of florals and white fruits with creamy complexity, peachy punch and juicy, generous textures. The acidity has superb tension and the tannins have prickle … Read More

Colere Ashmore Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

March 26, 2023By Yvonne

Colere Ashmore Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $65 Cloudy as it pours due to it being crafted unfined and unfiltered, this pinot noir by Julian Richards is grown in the Ashmore Vineyard at Dog Point, first planted in ancient soils at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka valleys back in the late 1970s , … Read More

Westbrook Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 

March 25, 2023By Yvonne

Westbrook Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $35 32Enticing aromas of gently toasted cashew and almonds open up to poached peach and a hint of roast apricot on the nose, while in the mouth it bursts with butterscotch richness, baked apple and a creamy, peachy plushness to finish. In its perfect drinking window now. Westbrook