Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

September 7, 2011By Yvonne

Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011  Passionfruit sorbet and crushed herbs on the nose merge with a spritzy-sweet burst of lemon and lime in the mouth.  Shiney and new it’s a sure-fire sauvignon that’s classic, tangy and long on flavour. A terrific match for fresh seafood, particularly paua fritters drizzled with lemon juice or pan-seared … Read More

Astrolabe Kekerengu Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

August 30, 2011By Yvonne

Astrolabe Kekerengu Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $27   If you’re after  bog-standard, simple sauvignon blanc then move along because this wine is something else!  Crafted by Simon Waghorn, one of New Zealand’s most experienced sauvignon stylists, the cooler growing temperatures of 2010 are definitely evident in the herbal, nettle, asparagus and brassica-like aromas.  In … Read More

Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2010

August 30, 2011By Yvonne

Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2009 $22  I love the nose on this wine!  Subtle, mineral-like aromas with hints of rose petal, lychee and a burst of candyfloss lead the way to a crisp, clean, refreshing mouthfeel with a hint of sweetness.  It doesn’t ooze the intense richness of previous vintages, but it has a lovely … Read More

Forrest Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2008

August 30, 2011By Yvonne

Forrest Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2008 $22  Gorgeous ripe grapefruit and mandarin aromas combine with solid toasty oak notes and a rich, attractive bacon-like character really rounds out the complexity of this wine.  Lovely fresh acidity and juicy length of flavour makes it a superb match with classic roast chicken or seared scallops wrapped in bacon. … Read More

Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

August 13, 2011By Yvonne

Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $15  Finally!! The first batch of sauvignon’s from this years harvest are hitting the shelves and so far the ones I’ve tried are breathtakingly good.  Take this one from Villa, it’s all passionfruit sorbet and preserved lemon aromas followed by a burst of fresh lime and green … Read More

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

July 24, 2011By Yvonne

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $25  A lip-smackingly lovely sauvignon which oozes fresh passionfruit, lemon verbena, passionfruit, grass clippings and fresh basil aromas and tangy, tropical, old-school ‘Jungle Juice’ flavours which make it a fantastic match with steamed mussels slathered in garlic and parsley cream.  For more info visit www.nautilusestate.com    

Radio NZ National Wine Recommendations 4th November 2011

July 15, 2011By Yvonne

Spent a superb couple of days in Marlborough last weekend at the bi-annual Marlborough Wine Weekend celebrations where wine fans like me got the chance to immerse ourselves in very focused, specialised tastings of different styles and wines from various sub-regions in some absolutely spectacular locations.  It’s a great way to see how diverse our … Read More