Yealands Babydoll Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

October 30, 2023By Yvonne

Babydoll Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $15-$18 If the tornado of jalapeno, basil and lime leaf lifting towards your nostrils doesn’t wow you, then the brisk, bracing, burst of lemongrass, white peach, passionfruit and lime gelato-like flavours should knock your knickerbockers off. Named after the diminutive heritage-breed sheep from the South Down hills of England’s Sussex … Read More

Decibel Giunta Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

October 23, 2023By Yvonne

Decibel Giunta Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $20 Named in homage to the surname of owner/winemaker Daniel Brennan’s Sicilian great grandparents, it’s a lemongrass-scented style with apple and soft passionfruit flavours, green herbs, pineapple and a lick of lemonade on the finish. Chill it right down to accentuate the florals. Easy and soft. Decibel Wines  

Forrest Marlborough Arneis 2022

October 4, 2023By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Arneis 2022 $28 Holy flower power winefans! Here’s a very tasty and very sunshiny southern rascal which hurls all sorts of stunning citrus blossom florals nostrilward and washes waves of lemon, apple and mineral-laced loveliness around your tongue & gums. Initial impressions trick you into thinking it’s going to be a lightweight, yet … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2023

October 4, 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Gris 2023 $24 Full, satisfying pinot gris from Zephyr’s Glover family, generously dry and creamy and flooded with poached pear, quince paste and gentle spices that soak across the nose and palate. It’s a classically-constructed style that’s beautifully balanced.  Zephyr

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

October 4, 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $24 A classic smash-up of citrus, passionfruit, sweet pea and soft grassy goodness, this organically-grown sauvignon blanc has a gently herbaceous spine, good minerality, hints of salinity and a decent fennel-edged finish. Dry and crunchy-fresh, it’s got beer-battered snapper and garlic chips written all over it. Zephyr

Rapaura Springs Rohe Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022

September 10, 2023By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs ‘Rohe’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022 $35 You’re immediately struck by intense florals on the first sip, exotic, spicy tones and layers of pot pourri. Lush, soothing, lightly coloured yet generously proportioned, this pinot bursts with crushed rhubarb, red cherry and smooth berry tea flavours. The tannins are youthful and nicely clingy … Read More

Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022

August 31, 2023By Yvonne

Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022 $20 20% of the fruit has been added into the ferment as whole bunches by winemaker Sanna Stander and this has given the wine extra plushness and silkiness in the palate. It’s an easy-breezy style from fruit sourced from Marlborough’s Southern Valleys that shows soft rhubarb, raspberry and redcurrant … Read More

Massey Dacta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022

August 31, 2023By Yvonne

Massey Dacta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022 $19 Named after the Glover family’s red Massey Ferguson family tractor – known to the kids as the ‘Massey Dacta’, this wine is an excellent introduction to good pinot engineering.  And like that farm workhorse, this wine gets the job done and creates an immediate impression, rolling soft cherry … Read More

Massey Dacta Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

August 31, 2023By Yvonne

Massey Dacta Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $19 Lemon? check. Passionfruit? check. Peach? check. Green herbs? check. Lime zest and grassy notes? checkitty check. Named after the way the little Glover brothers used to pronounce the word ‘tractor’, this wine is a tribute to their faithful family farm Massey Ferguson. These days they’re grown men, who … Read More

Deep Down Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

August 25, 2023By Yvonne

Deep Down Organic Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $40 I am obsessed with this wine. Yes, the fact that it’s organic is great but holy smokes it is just so luscious, tripicol (yes it’s a spelling mistake, but it kinda suits the wine) packed with pineapple and spice. Spliced together with nectarine and peach-packed intensity, it’s a … Read More