Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018

April 20, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $52 So exotic and saucy on the nose, it could be the liquid equivalent of a Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj co-ferment (Google them, you’ll understand) Perfumed with rain on moss, old tree trunks, sweet black tea and wild cherry – and the flavours on … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2019

April 10, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2019 $30 Smell that beeswax character? That’s coming directly from the high proportion of botrytis-infected fruit (the ‘noble’ rot) which adds sweetness and texture to the already ripe, lychee and ginger-soaked sensations present in the gewürztraminer grapes. Slick, smooth, slippery acidity and luscious length of flavour make this a classic. … Read More

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019

March 1, 2021By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019 $42 This is the real deal if you’re a fan of coconut, roast pineapple, vanilla and peachy vavoom, then this is your plucky, plush poison. Certified organic and crafted by the ultra-talented Dom Maxwell, this peaches and cream-fest of a chardonnay is juicy, layered with soft almond and nougat … Read More

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

September 14, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018 $24 I’m going to make a call right now and suggest this is one of THE BEST VALUE pinot noirs available in the country right now. Incredibly plush, plucky and packed solid with cherry, raspberry, rhubarb flavours, buckets of spice, tantalising tannins, sneaky black tea layers and fabulous length … Read More

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) Paired in Dish Magazine Issue 93 with Kiwi lamb burgers I think it’s the instant aromatic hit of roasting pan juices, wild cherry and rhubarb which makes the Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) the absolute ducks nuts with these burgers. Spice-centric and soused with redcurrant and … Read More

Greystone Erin’s Reserve Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2018

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Greystone Erin’s Reserve Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2018 $100 Before you ask (and I know you’re about to) this wine is absolutely. worth. every. cent. Expertly crafted by Dom Maxwell, awarded Winemaker of the Year accolades from both Decanter Magazine and Winestate Magazine, the Erin’s Reserve 2018 chardonnay could be, in my opinion, his greatest achievement … Read More

Greystone Thomas Brothers’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Greystone Thomas Brothers’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $95 This signature pinot noir, crafted by the multi-award-winning winemaker Dom Maxwell, comes from the highest elevation site on their limestone layered property.  Hand-picked, hand-sorted and with a proportion of whole bunches in the wild ferment, it’s a wild and woolly, deliciously herbal and smoke-edged wine.  That … Read More

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2010

August 13, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2010 $120 Ivan Donaldson planted the first vineyard in Canterbury back in 1976, ten years later, together with his wife Christine, he established Pegasus Bay.  Today all four of their sons and two spouses are all involved in the business and it’s fair rocketing along.  Prima Donna is … Read More

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Pinot Noir 2010

August 12, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Pinot Noir 2010 $65 Back in 2006 the Donaldson family of Pegasus Bay began witholding stock and stashing it away to sleep quietly for at least a decade before being released again to the public.  Now it’s time for those 2010’s to really show us what they’re made of. Their … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019

July 2, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019 $20.90 Paired with Sticky braised chicken with star anise, ginger and chilli in Issue 92 of dish Magazine The Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019 ($20.90) is the knees of the bees with this spice-heavy, sticky-braised bird and you need to try it tout suite! Perfumed with lanolin, ginger, … Read More