Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 If jalapeños are your jam then this certified organic, biodynamically-crafted sauvignon blanc is going to seriously spin your wheels. Grown in Seresin’s Raupo Creek vineyard, fermented using naturally occurring, wild yeasts and matured in a mixture of old oak vessels before being blended with a 9% splash of semillon … Read More

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020 $25 If you like your riesling to assail your olfactories with apple, lime zest and a lick of magical minerality, you’ve done a perfect parallel park my friend. Punchy acidity, pure pipfruit and crunchy citrus and the unmistakable rain-on-hot-asphalt punch of petrichor, make this an ultra-refreshing sip. It has excellent length … Read More

Honest Horse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

May 17, 2022By Yvonne

Honest Horse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $40 (for two bottles) Craig and Tamara Plunkett are the faces behind Plunkett Estate. They might be a new wine enterprise in the Spring Creek subregion of Marlborough, but their family farm has a long history of being very horsey, hence the name. I often find Spring Creek sauvignon … Read More

Allan Scott Steytler Stellenbosch + Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

April 14, 2022By Yvonne

Allan Scott Steytler Stellenbosch + Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $16.99 A first for me, tasting a New Zealand-South Africa collab sauvignon, and it’s really really interesting. Both the Scott family in Marlborough and the Steytler family in Stellenbosch machine-harvested a parcel of sauvignon blanc at night and processed the juice into wine. Both wineries then … Read More

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

April 4, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $34 One of New Zealand’s most highly awarded sauvignon’s, the Wairau Reserve represents the epitome of what the folks at Saint Clair can achieve with the smorgasbord of sauvignon blanc sites at their disposal. Scented with lemongrass, lime zest, a lick of jalapeno and a kick of … Read More

Tiraki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

April 3, 2022By Yvonne

Tiraki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 It’s the clay-stacked soils of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys that injects the deep minerality and lemongrassy layers into this wine. Specialising in sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, this new wine brand is fast becoming one to watch. I love the leafy, grassy splash of fresh green herbs and lime zest … Read More

Zephyr MKI Organic Marlborough Rosé 2021

March 24, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Organic Marlborough Rosé 2021 $28 Throwing an ultra-pretty pink diamond and morganite hue in the glass this pinot noir-based rosé has pace, acceleration, energy and buckets of bright raspberry, cherry and crushed shell minerality aplenty. Crunchy acidity, mouthwatering textures, it’s snappy-dry, and has a Provençal-like mouthfeel. It’s so good that I’m thinking holy … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

March 24, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Classic crushed jalapeno and basil washed down with passionfruit and lemon gelato is all the good stuff you’ll ever need in Marlborough sauvignon, and this has it in spades. Lashings of lemongrass flesh out the mid-palate and there’s a rich, multi-layered mid-palate punch and a super-stylish, herbaceous finish in … Read More

3Sixty2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

March 16, 2022By Yvonne

3Sixty2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 Named after the precious assortment of 362 vines in Sir James Busby’s collection from which he planted New Zealand’s first vineyard back in 1836 at Waitangi, 3Sixty2 is the brainchild of talented young winemaker, Alice Rule. Harvested in the cool of the night, this sauvignon blanc carries her unique … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

March 16, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $34 Grown in the deep, clay-based soils of Saint Clair’s Omaka Valley vineyard, this chardonnay has been given an excellent kickstart to life from a superbly sunny, dry vintage and by being shepherded into the bottle by a crack team of winemakers led by Hamish … Read More