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

Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

January 28, 2020By Yvonne

Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 $40 Holy buttered muffin Batman! This blend of clone 95, clone 15 and old Mendoza vines is one of three chardonnays released by Master of Wine Steve Smith and his team at Smith & Sheth, and it’s as complex as the design on the label.  Each … Read More

Smith & Sheth Cru Mangatahi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

September 23, 2019By Yvonne

  Smith & Sheth Cru Mangatahi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 $60 In a word.  Phenomenal.  They call the boulders that litter the soils of the Mangatahi sub-region, west of Hastings, ‘Mangatahi swedes’, which is a bit of a dig at the ‘Gimblett Gravels’ or ‘Te Awanga pebbles’ monikers out there.  The vines thrive on sun-saturated, … Read More