Riverby Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2019

July 27, 2021By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2019 $19.99 The Riverby vineyard started life as a sheep, beef, and cropping property farmed by the Matthews family for nigh on a century, yet these days those ovines and bovines have made way for grapevines and a growing reputation for delivering awesome aromatic white wines right across the spectrum. … Read More

Eaton Fforte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

July 14, 2021By Yvonne

Eaton Fforte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $47.99 This is a whole heap of sauvignon blanc and some. Carefully hand-harvested with gloves made from the spare fur from new kittens, the juice is given extended contact with its skins to add texture and a lick of astringency before being gently separated in a traditional basket press … Read More

The Hunting Lodge Seasonal Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

July 13, 2021By Yvonne

The Hunting Lodge Seasonal Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $27 While the Hunting Lodge kids are based on the old Matua vineyard and winery out in West Auckland, they’re wizards at sourcing superb pinot gris fruit from Marlborough. With nostril-numbing nuances of nashi and palate-quenching poached quince characters (take that Mrs Brown from 6th form English, … Read More

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021

July 6, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021 The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). It’s bursting with bright berries, omega plum, cherry and smoked blueberries on the nose and palate. Meaty, peppery, spice-saturated … Read More

Hunters Home Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Hunters Home Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $29 This shiny, new sauvignon has been crafted using only the free-run juice from hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed sauvignon blanc and it’s darn lovely to sip. Refined and delicately structured, yet bursting with passionfruit, red capsicum, hints of basil and lime leaf and showing perfectly prickly acidity to elongate … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22 Get set for a whack and a wallop of passionfruit, pea pod, capsicum, basil and lime on the nose, followed by jumbo-loads of sensationally squinty acidity and tropical tension on the palate. It’s a fresh, herbaceous crowd-pleaser with flavour for days. http://www.julestaylor.com

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

June 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $35 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere and Southern Valley’s sub-regions, this little banger of a pinot noir is destined for big things. Bursting with bright tamarillo, berry tea, cherry and all manner of earthy goodness, it’s ultra-fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour. Smooth, velvety textures and solid, spicy … Read More

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

June 19, 2021By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $29.90 Erupting with fresh peach, grapefruit and bucketloads of toasty textures, this is a masterclass in how to make ultra-sippable chardonnay that’ll wow the crowds. Fresh, perky, yet showing depth and substance, this cashew, apricot and brulee-boosted example is creamy, richly structured and darn dangerously easy to drink. Smooth and juicy. … Read More

Yealands Single Vineyard Marlborough PGR 2020

June 17, 2021By Yvonne

Yealands Single Vineyard Marlborough PGR 2020 $26 The nose is a tsunami of apricot, jasmine, ginger, nashi and lychee-laden loveliness and it all washes across the palate like a spring tide. This has always been one of my favourite blended whites because it has something for everyone, delicious balance and firm, generous textures on the … Read More

Mahi Boundary Farm Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 10, 2021By Yvonne

Mahi Boundary Farm Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $35 Stacked solid with citrus and layers of lemongrass and bruised basil, this sauvignon also boasts a deep, almost creamy character in the mid-palate which gives it weight and woah-inducing goodness. The length of flavour is standout, like it literally does. not. stop. giving. Rich, beautifully balanced and … Read More