Aeronaut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

21 May 2024By Yvonne

Aeronaut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $40 If you’re looking for a softly herbaceous, subtly spiced pinot noir with a suede-like texture and a squeak of smoked rhubarb, then this wine will be your jam. Soothing, lightly-styled and carrying an earthy, freshly-tilled field character on the finish, it’s a crowd-pleasing pinot for sure. For information on … Read More

Aeronaut Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

21 May 2024By Yvonne

Aeronaut Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $30 Fans of almond meal and delicate coconut complexity in their chardonnay will find themselves enjoying this new release from winemaker Leo Ricárdez. Fresh and layered with lemon and green apple, hints of baked stonefruit and toasty oak – it’s a smashable chardonnay that’ll soften into a more creamy spectrum over … Read More

Villa Maria Taylors Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

2 May 2024By Yvonne

Villa Maria Taylors Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $30 Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc has its own signature. Florals, fresh nettles, white peach, green apple and bruised basil assail the nostrils and roar around the gums. It’s fresh yet gentle on the palate, so if you’re not a fan of squinty acidity then you’re in luck … Read More

Čuvar Iris Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

20 February 2024By Yvonne

Čuvar Iris Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $26 Deep in the Awatere Valley there’s a vineyard called Ballochdale, located at the lofty heights of 300m above sea level. It’s a special spot where sauvignon blanc grapes thrive and produce bright, lemony-fresh, penetrating wines with melon, bruised basil and green capsicum complexity. It’s a style championed … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

23 December 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $32 1985 was the year of grand ideas and great discoveries. The Nintendo console was invented, Guns ‘N Roses and Crowded House were formed, they found the wreck of the Titanic and they also found a huge hole in the Ozone layer. It was also when third-generation Marlborough farmers, … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

23 December 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $32 I’m loving the smorgasbord of aromas that leap nostrilward from the glass whenever I pour this new chardonnay from winemaker Ben Glover. Butter and spice-drizzled popcorn sprinkled atop grapefruit and peach sorbet and served inside an oak bowl. And all that good stuff saturates through to the palate and … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

20 December 2023By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $23 A classically punchy sauvignon from one of Marlborough’s much-loved producers. Founded in 1994 by Greg and Sue White, Whitehaven is known for its ability to turn out sauvignon with flavour intensity and personality year after year. Crunchy lemon and lime layers wrap around passionfruit, jalapeno and bruised basil to … Read More

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

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

6 December 2023By Yvonne

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $32 How excellent that the team at Whitehaven have chosen to launch their new Single Vineyard series with the release of a shiny new barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc. Fruit from their Paul’s Road vineyard has been wild fermented and aged for 13 months in old French Oak … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

9 November 2023By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2021 $28 Deeply golden in the glass and groaning with toasty, roasty, peachy goodness in the glass. Classic baked apple, grilled citrus and stonefruit notes wash across the nose and palate, hints of pineapple wrap around a core of caramelised oak to create a super-fresh impression. Bright, energetic and a joy … Read More