Novum Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

April 21, 2021By Yvonne

Novum Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $55 If you’re looking for an elegant, finely-tuned, stonefruit-and-spice saturated example then you’ve crossed into the bus lane honey and you’ve been pinged by the cameras. Perfumed with peach, apple, grapefruit and buckets of fresh spices, this wine also unveils youthful acidity line, fine-grained oak tannins and soft, creamy textures. It’s … Read More

Hunter’s Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Hunter’s Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $19.90 Vegan-Friendly certified, this dry, spice-stacked Pinot Gris get’s its layers of character from a combo of barrel and tank fermentation. On the nose and palate you can expect quince, hints of appleskin and nashi, yet it has a strong, mineral-focused backbone and a long cleansing finish. It’s definitely not … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020

April 12, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020 $24.99 If your experiences with grüner veltliner have come tied to more than a decent splash of sweetness, then this little van-load of vavoom with it’s partial wild ferment will be a fabulous face slap of delicious dryness. With mountains of minerality, richness and generosity of texture, the soft … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $23 Certified organic and seriously smashable, this shiny new release from the Glover Family of the Dillons Point subregion, is a lipsmackingly lush, lemongrassy lovely that pings around the palate with basil, tomato leaf, red capsicum and a squeak of sexy, salty, upper-lip sweat. The acidity is zesty and … Read More

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

April 4, 2021By Yvonne

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $29.99 Classic floral, Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc here, a hint of barrel fermentation adds creamy complexity to a vein of lemongrass, basil, tomato stalk and sweet pea and passionfruit – it’s a stunning style loaded with sweet herbaceousness and delicious length of flavour. http://www.tupari.co.nz

Yealands State of Flux Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

April 4, 2021By Yvonne

Yealands State of Flux Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $39.99 Soft citrus and soft peach and a hint of preserved lemon is what you can expect on the nose and the palate is creamy and shows tweaks of ground almond and melon. Fermented in Yealands concrete eggs, which some winemakers believe creates a more gentle environment for … Read More

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

March 31, 2021By Yvonne

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $22.99 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere Valley, this bright shiny new pinot has buckets of raspberry and rhubarb and cherry charm on the nose and palate. Not too spicy or complex, just juicy and easy and refreshing – which is exactly what you should hope to … Read More

Framingham F Series Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

March 20, 2021By Yvonne

Framingham F Series Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $40 You can’t have a conversation about Marlborough pinot noir without devoting an unseemly amount of time to Framingham. Growing grapes in the Wairau Valley since 1981 has taught them a thing or thirty about getting it right, and with whole-bunch pressing, longer soakage on skins and longer … Read More

Lake Chalice Plume Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

March 13, 2021By Yvonne

Lake Chalice Plume Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 $49.99 Wow! If you’re looking for a chardonnay erupting with roast nectarine, grilled grapefruit and caramelised cedary oak notes then hit the brakes because you’ve come down the right cul de sac. Refreshing acidity, intense, prickly tannins, ripe, rich and generous on the palate, it’s a tropical road trip … Read More

Hunter’s Offshoot Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

March 7, 2021By Yvonne

Hunter’s Offshoot Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 $34.90 I thought the previous vintage of this wine was pretty hard to beat, but I tell you now, this 2018 is an absolute knee-quaker, brain-shaker and rib-rattler of a wine. For a wine that proudly declares it’s ‘off-shootness’ it’s made with precision and extraordinary care. Cloudy juice was fermented … Read More