Mud House The Narrows Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

November 24, 2021By Yvonne

Mud House The Narrows Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $21.99 The ‘Narrows’ has fast become one of my favourite, best-value pinot noirs in the country. Highly complex, deeply fruity, dark, fulsome and supremely elegant” noted Yvonne, while Cameron loved its injection of cranberry, pomegranate and vanilla across its firm tannins. Marty agreed, “intensely aromatic and loaded … Read More

Kelly Washington Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

November 14, 2021By Yvonne

Kelly Washington Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $50 Organically grown in the Rapaura sub-region, and shepherded into the bottle by star winemaker Tamra Kelly, this chardonnay has a soft, nougat-like nose surrounded by peachy complexity, creamy, nutty notes, grapefruity goodness and fresh, feisty acidity. Kelly Washington Wines

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 Crafted from fruit grown in their Corners, Orchard and Brookby Springs vineyards, this organic sauvignon blanc is all sorts of delicious. Plumped with punchy passionfruit, lemongrass, bruised basil and buckets of citrus, it’s intensely vibrant and bursting with fruit sweetness and crunchy acidity. Softly herbaceous and … Read More

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $30 If you thought all Marlborough sauvignon blanc was squint-inducingly acidic and packed with passionfruit, then wrap your tonsils around this organic example from Rock Ferry will rock you sideways. It’s softly-styled, showing lemon pith and lime blossom characters, peach and even a tweak of caramelisation … Read More

Mud House Woolshed Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 4, 2021By Yvonne

Mud House Woolshed Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22.99 Classic mouthfilling sauvignon here, loaded with lemon, lime, soft green herbs, peach and passionfruit, it’s that style that’ll absolutely please the crowds and deliver fruit-induced smiles until the bottle’s gone. Crunchy-fresh and beautifully balanced, it has mid-palate power and flavours that linger long. Nicely made indeed. … Read More

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

November 4, 2021By Yvonne

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $30 Made by Dave Clouston, this unique take on chardonnay was hand-harvested, aged for approximately a year in a combo of  a large, 4500 ltr French oak fudre and a concrete egg with a 100% malolactic ferment before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Hence why this feijoa … Read More

Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2021

November 3, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2021 $25 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Rainbow Energy Salad in Canvas Magazine, NZ Herald Sat Nov 6 2021 With pomegranate, beetroot, carrots, chickpeas and more nuts than a dukkah factory, this salad screams out for a deliciously dry, certified organic, biodynamically-grown rosé. Tah dahh! Introducing a crunchy-crisp, apple … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

October 31, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $25 I love how this wine smells like it’s going to be all sweet and fruity and cornflower confection, yet as soon as you get it in your gob, it’s deliciously dry, generously proportioned, drizzled with sea salt and shows an edge of savoury and spice and all things … Read More

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

October 19, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $28 Erupting with roast apricot, pineapple and cinnamon toast characters on the nose and sending the palate into an apple-edged, peach party on the palate. The monster 2020 vintage has seriously delivered something delicious. Fat, juicy and jumping with energy and tension, it’s a rich, ripe, facewallop of a chardonnay … Read More

Astrolabe Comelybank Waihopai Pinot Noir 2019

October 12, 2021By Yvonne

Astrolabe Comelybank Waihopai Pinot Noir 2019 $50 If you hear wine people waffling on about the pinot noir characters that come from Marlborough’s Southern Valleys and you’re struggling to relate, then all you need to do is sip this. The Comelybank site, owned by Jeff and Vanessa Hammond, is located near the confluence of the … Read More