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

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

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

Weekend Wine Reviews 29th May 2021

June 8, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021   Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday 29th May 2021

May 30, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021 Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant and … Read More

Giesen The August Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 24, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen The August Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $41 Named after the grandfather of brothers Marcel, Alex and Theo Giesen; August (Aww-goost) was born in 1888 and became a sommelier, restauranteur, hotelier and total party animal who loved liquid refreshment, the ladies and the high life in that order. After a particularly large night he overslept … Read More

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 13, 2021By Yvonne

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $47 Marzipan, creamy, biscuity characters, lemon verbena, smoked basil, crushed herbs, complex acidity, fresh and fabulous. Roast fennel, caramelised parsnip, dried herbs, lemongrass, basil, nasturtium, and all sorts of niceness. Wild ferment, yet fresh zesty mouthfeel. Churton and you’re likely to spend much time looking at ‘poo pits’ … Read More

Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 Paired with Salmon, potato, green olive and fennel tray bake (dish issue 97 2021) It’s the piquancy (love that word) of the green olives and the herby-anise-y notes in the fennel which make this dish sing with the Carrick Central Otago Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($25). With lemongrass, … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $23 Certified organic and seriously smashable, this shiny new release from the Glover Family of the Dillons Point subregion, is a lipsmackingly lush, lemongrassy lovely that pings around the palate with basil, tomato leaf, red capsicum and a squeak of sexy, salty, upper-lip sweat. The acidity is zesty and … Read More