Churton Natural State Marlborough Field Blend 2020

December 23, 2020By Yvonne

Churton Natural State Marlborough Field Blend 2020 $28 Each year the younger Weaver lads create a field blend that always brings a smorgasbord of citrus, spice and herbaceousness to the table. This organic, biodynamically grown and crafted 2020 wine is a blend of sauvignon blanc, petit manseng and viognier, meaning it shows white stone fruit, … Read More

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $19.99 Released as part of a shiny new range and boasting an updated Giesen crest. The crest has been around since their first wines of the 1980’s and incorporates the Southern Cross stars, the ship which represents the journey that Alex, Theo and Marcel made to Aotearoa and the … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 28, 2020By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $22 If you’re a fan of the classic crushed herb character that good Marlborough sauvignon blanc is famous for, then this will be your box of biscuits indeed. Tropical tones, lemongrass layers and a tweak of tomato stalk make this a good example of the style and one that’s … Read More

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

October 19, 2020By Yvonne

Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $26.99 Straight out the gate this is unlike any sauvignon blanc I’ve tasted recently.  Perfumed with lemon verbena, lemongrass, soft herbaceousness and a whisker of marzipan, on the palate it’s crunchy-fresh and flinty, edged with green apple, white nectarine and mandarin. It’s a fun, frisky, flavoursome new release from … Read More

Yealands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 5, 2020By Yvonne

Yealands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $14.99 Prepare for a hit of passionfruit, lemon verbena, crushed basil and white pepper up your passages as soon as the first glass is poured.  Crisp, ultra zesty, lemon and lime notes leap out and wash across the palate. It’s a citrus-forward, nicely balanced, refreshing and juicy wine that’ll wow … Read More

Yealands Reserve Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 5, 2020By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $18.99 Marlborough’s Awatere Valley is famous for turning out sauvignon blanc saturated with high-toned florals, intense minerality, lemongrassy goodness and buckets of green herbs on the nose and palate.  This wine is swollen with sensationally sweaty characters, tomato stalk zinginess and a whole potager garden of herbaceousness.  … Read More

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 $23.90 Fish Tacos with tomatillo and avocado sauce Hands down the best thing you can possibly sip with these seriously spicy fish tacos, is the Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 ($23.90) It’s heaving with herbaceousness, lemongrass, white pepper and tarragon-infused terrificness. Sauvignon gris is … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 5, 2020By Yvonne

Instagram image here Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020  $21 This sensational new sauvignon from Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach’s Home vineyard on Baldwin Road is concrete evidence that the 2020 harvest was all kinds of excellent in their part of the world. Extremely fresh and packed with tropical intensity, crunchy citrus and cressy-herbaceousness it’s an excellent … Read More

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 29, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $33 If you’re expecting a simple splash of bog-standard, sweet passionfruit, peach and par-for-the-course capsicum, then you’ve cruised into the wrong cul-de-sac, my friend. This wine is yellow diamond-bright and scented with oodles of lemongrassy intensity, layers of lemon and lime, buckets of basil and mountains of minerally, quartzy … Read More

Drummond Farm Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 17, 2020By Yvonne

Drummond Farm Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $20.40 I tasted this wine as a cleanskin sample and it was a roasty, toasty example packed solid with stonefruit tones and showing a creamy complexity on the finish.  Punchy and slightly wild at heart, its a ripe, rumpty style that has loads of potential.  Very food-friendly too. Soft … Read More