Nockies Palette Waitaki Pinot Gris 2023

February 24, 2024By Yvonne

Nockie’s Palette Waitaki Pinot Gris 2023 $32 Bracingly fresh and showing classic chalky, nashi and yellow plum characters, this snappy-dry pinot gris is grown in one of the toughest places in the world to grow grapes, Waitaki, on the South Canterbury-North Otago border, on the banks of the Waitaki River. Textural, mineral-driven and creamy on … Read More

Nockie’s Palette “Georgetown” Pinot Rosé, Central Otago, 2022

January 20, 2024By Yvonne

Nockie’s Palette “Georgetown” Pinot Rosé, Central Otago, 2022 $35 Produced from a single vineyard at the eastern end of the Kawarau Gorge, this wine is youthful, perky and packed with redcurrant, watermelon, raspberry and soft cherry notes. Made by winemaker Lucie Lawrence and impressively lengthy and dry to finish, it’s a style that demands some … Read More

Dame Diesel Central Otago Rosé 2021

October 31, 2022By Yvonne

Dame Diesel Central Otago Rosé 2021 $25 Crafted from 100% pinot noir from a single vineyard on the slopes of Bannockburn, this rosé raises a middle finger to the current trend of super-lean, delicate, dry styles and really puts itself out there as a bold, generously proportioned, pogo-dancing cougar who couldn’t care less about subtlety. … Read More

Nockies Palette Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016 $36 (5stars)

May 25, 2018By Yvonne

Nockies Palette Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016 $36 (5stars) Butterscotch alert!  I love the classic roasty, toasty, buttered crumpet character in this wine.  Those flavours merge with grilled grapefruit, pineapple, a whiff of smoked stonefruit and spice.  The acidity is fresh and frisky and absolutely forces the flavour to extremes.  I love the complexity of this … Read More

Georgetown Vineyard Cental Otago Pinot Rosé 2017 $29 (5 stars)

February 15, 2018By Yvonne

Georgetown Vineyard Cental Otago Pinot Rosé 2017 $29 (5 stars) Wow! This wine is absolutely heaving with wild strawberries, creaming soda and watermelon-like wonder. So fresh and racy, yet showing incredible depth of flavour, it’s a stunner. Produced from a single vineyard at the eastern end of the Kawarau Gorge, this wine is elegant yet … Read More