Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

April 4, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $34 One of New Zealand’s most highly awarded sauvignon’s, the Wairau Reserve represents the epitome of what the folks at Saint Clair can achieve with the smorgasbord of sauvignon blanc sites at their disposal. Scented with lemongrass, lime zest, a lick of jalapeno and a kick of … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

March 16, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $34 Grown in the deep, clay-based soils of Saint Clair’s Omaka Valley vineyard, this chardonnay has been given an excellent kickstart to life from a superbly sunny, dry vintage and by being shepherded into the bottle by a crack team of winemakers led by Hamish … Read More

Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020 $34 Every time the Saint Clair crowd announce they’ve made a Godfrey’s Creek Reserve gewürztraminer, I go into spasms of joy and jubilation. It’s become a New Zealand icon, generous, dry, spice-saturated and showing more lychee and ginger than you can lob a larb gai at, it’s … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 28 Marlborough Pinot Blanc 2019

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 28 Marlborough Pinot Blanc 2019 $28.99 Pinot blanc is an ancient mutation of pinot noir that’s also called Weissburgunder in Austria, Fehér Burgundi in Hungary, Bijeli pinot in Croatia and the more commonly known бели бургундац in Serbia. Yet no matter where in the world you’re sipping it, that distinct green … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block3 43 Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 17, 2021By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block3 43 Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28.90 If you could describe sauvignon blanc as being ‘silky’ then I’d be doing it as soon as you sip this new release from the sauvignon blanc braniac’s at Saint Clair. Sourced from a vineyard owned by Mark and Kate O’Sullivan that’s planted with rows … Read More

Saint Clair Origin Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

April 26, 2019By Yvonne

Saint Clair Origin Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017 $22 Kick off your shoes, put your MC Hammer pants on and do a happy dance. This juicy, Gimblett Gravels-grown merlot is seriously floral on the nose and resplendent (now that’s a word) with raspberry, liquorice, spiced plum, and chocolate layers’ that lead to a long, fresh finish. … Read More

Saint Clair James Sinclair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

April 22, 2019By Yvonne

Saint Clair James Sinclair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $22 As soon as you stick your nose in a glass of this sauvignon, you’re met with marshmallow, lemongrass, summer flowers and soft passionfruit layers.  On the palate it is punchy-fresh, yet the acidity is gentle and beautifully integrated with the fruit concentration and herbaceousness.  Nice sipping … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 4 Sawcut Chardonnay 2015 $30 (4.5 stars)

May 25, 2018By Yvonne

Sourced from a vineyard located at the entrance to the limestone Sawcut Gorge in the south-of-Marlborough Ure Valley, this smart chardonnay from the team at Saint Clair is an absolute cracker. I don’t know how they could have crammed any more flavour into this bottle if they tried. Citrus-stacked, it hurls zesty minerality at you … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2014

February 1, 2016By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2014 $33 ★★★★½ Cleverly crafted by winemakers Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark (who has a background in microbiology, zoology and forensic science interestingly enough) from fruit grown in the Gimblett Gravels, this is a wine with deeply earthy aromas of chocolate, liquorice and cured meats.  Those same characters … Read More