Forrest Estate Marlborough Albariño 2022

September 20, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Estate Marlborough Albariño 2022 $28 Ultra-vibrant nectarine, apple, lime and white peach will up and punch you in the kisser with every sip. The acidity is whipcrack sharp, like swallowing a sword, yet the underlying citrus and peachy plushness smooths and soothes it all out. It’s like an incredibly tasty exfoliation for your oesophagus … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2021

August 29, 2022By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2021 $36.90 Prepare for a huge lift of bay leaf, black tea, mixed spice, rhubarb and tamarillo – all things bright and beautiful essentially. In the mouth, it has a red apple and dusty cherry complexity, a creamy mouthfeel and a savoury, spice-driven core. The tannins are softly … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

August 28, 2022By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $36.90 Pronounced “roar-he” this range of wines is designed to showcase the diversity and deliciousness of Marlborough’s sub-regions. The Southern Valleys soils contain more clay and wind-blown loess than other areas and as such produce pinot noir with deep black and blue fruit complexity, elevated florals … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

August 26, 2022By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $23-$26 Whipcrack clean and precise, this sauvignon blanc from one of Marlborough’s most exciting producers is overflowing with herbaceous intensity, lime-licked layers, bruised basil and smoked passionfruit. Utilising fruit grown in the Taylor Pass, Lower Wairau Valley, Hawkesbury and Awatere sub-regions, it has a personality all of its own … Read More

Riverby Estate Noble Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 19, 2022By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Noble Marlborough Riesling 2018 $35 From a season which couldn’t be more perfect for sticky, noble rot to set in amongst the bunches of riesling, this wine has won so many gold medals, that owner Kevin Courtney had to hammer some extra brackets into the trophy cabinet! Glossy-bronze and erupting with caramelised citrus, … Read More

Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

August 19, 2022By Yvonne

Johanneshof Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022 $35 This is a dry, mineral-edged style of pinot gris for Johanneshof. The colour has a slight rose gold tweak to it and aroma-wise it’s showing notes of nashi but it’s also displaying a tropical, herbaceous edge meaning you could almost call it a gris for sauvignon lovers. Crisp, dry … Read More

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2019

August 15, 2022By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2019 $36 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Smoked Salmon & Egg Gratin in NZ Herald Canvas Sat Aug 20 2022. Crafted from fruit grown in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys in the Renwick, Rapaura and Woodbourne regions, this intensely delicious-yet-delicately stylish sauvignon is laced with marzipan, sugar snap peas, homemade lemonade and loads of … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 5 Bull Block Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 5 Bull Block Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $30 With its cloud-like lift of Golden Delicious apples, green pears, lemon sherbert and summer flowers on the nose and a palate awash with racy, lacy acidity, white peach and nashi notes, it’s got “Hit for the summer” written all over it! It’s crunchy-crisp … Read More

Ant Moore Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

July 11, 2022By Yvonne

Ant Moore Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22 Basil, lemongrass, elderflower, lemon verbena and punchy passionfruit make this wine a characterful sauvignon blanc indeed. Crafted from fruit grown in the Wairau and Waihopai Valley’s, it’s bright, crunchy, refreshing and rolling across the tongue and gums nicely. Bright, citrus-led and rather lovely. Ant Moore Wines

Two Rivers Tributary Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

July 4, 2022By Yvonne

Two Rivers Tributary Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $30 From a tiny but mighty crop sourced from their Brookby Hill vineyard in Marlborough’s southern valleys, this handharvested, wild-fermented (30% whole bunch) pinot was aged in 4500l French oak cuves for 11 months befoe being bottled unfined and unfiltered. In addition to a classic cherry-drenching, this pinot … Read More