The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 $55 Sourced from the now certified organic Wrekin vineyard in Marlborough’s southern valleys, this Gold Medal-winning pinot noir has, despite its seven-year age, an incredibly fresh, youthful structure and buckets of florals, exotic spices and cherry-centric layers on the nose and palate. Vibrant, yet deliciously complex, this … Read More

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 $45 This is one of the first pinot noir’s to come from an old hill country sheep farm in the Fairhall region of Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s. It was, as the back label explains, named after a hill in east Shropshire, England which has an ancient Iron Age hill … Read More

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

January 6, 2023By Yvonne

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $tbc Bright, exotic spices and layers of rooibos tea and rhubarb roll around a core of dark cherry and cranberry characters. It’s a fresh, youthful pinot noir from the certified organic Wrekin vineyard located in Fairhall, in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sub-region, and it’s definitely going to be one … Read More

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

January 6, 2023By Yvonne

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021 $tbc Where has this chardonnay been all my life? Ultra-fresh and absolutely fanging with gorgeous grilled grapefruit, white peach, Pacific Rose apple and complex, caramelised oak characters on the nose and palate – it’ll perk up even the most jaded tastebuds. From the certified organic, Wrekin vineyard, tucked away … Read More

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

February 23, 2022By Yvonne

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $65 Aromatically this dark, glossy, pinot noir has a huge lift of red apple and cherry blossom right up front while on the palate it roars with fresh tamarillo, rhubarb and layers of earthy, black tea and soft, savoury meaty notes on the palate. It shows really prominent tannins … Read More

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2018

August 18, 2021By Yvonne

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2018 $32 Simon Waghorn and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn set up Astrolabe in Marlborough back in 1996 after years of making wine in Australia and Gisborne. I love that they’ve taken a leap and planted chenin blanc because it produces an apple and honeysuckle-scented dry white wine that’s rarely seen … Read More