Bright, succulent and ripe red fruits create an inviting first impression of this classic Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. As the wine unfolds, delicate floral aromas emerge - think of dark, velvety roses - a fitting image for a wine with such luxuriously silky textural qualities.
Top Kiwi Pinot "beautifully constructed wine gets a tick in every box. It is seamless, concentrated and teasingly restrained giving just a glimpse of what it will have to offer after bottle development Classy wine with a great future. Score 97 ?????
The 2007 Te Koko is an intriguing and alternative style of oaked Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of lemon thyme, mandarin blossom and stonefruit combine harmoniously with ginger spice and nutty and savoury tones, underlined by exotic tropical notes. The many-layered palate is creamy and textured, balanced by a clean, mineral acidity.
Crafted using a clever combination of traditional `hands-off` vinification and modern winemaking techniques, Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is an intriguing and textural wine. Packed full of citrus and stone-fruit flavours, the fruit is enhanced by an attractive nuttiness and subtle oak influence.
With an inviting, smokey nose of plum and black cherries, the Cloudy Pinot has overtones of baking spices and leather. A soft palate entry supplemented by chalky tannins builds structure towards an intense, brooding finish. Discreet aromas of black stone fruit, dried herbs and sweet spice; palate is soft, with fresh acidity and firm, fine tannins.
Its aromatics encapsulate a broad spectrum of varietal flavours; tropical fragrances of guava and mango to ripe lime/ citrus and sweet herbs. The palate also is juicy and voluminous, combining concentrated flavours with a mineral acidity that leaves a long, fresh, intense finish.
Dog Point is a vibrant, perfumed Sauvignon Blanc characterised by freshly squeezed citrus and dried herbs. The wines juicy palate and fresh acidity upfront is followed by a soft, round texture. The quality and
Perfume, elegant fruit flavours, and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of this exceptional Pinot Noir from Escarpment, crafted in a Burgundian style. A Pinot in the distinctive Escarpment style showing complexity, attractive texture and the perfect mix of black, red and green fruit flavours for which the variety is celebrated.
New Zealand rich deep coloured red from the Hawkes Bay region, dark fruits on the nose with ripe tannins on the palate for young drinking. We all love New Zealand whites, but they do great food red wines for partnering with red meats too !
This Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of grapes from Marlborough`s Wairau and Awatere Valleys. It is a dry style that shows notes of passionfruit from the Wairau grapes and finished off with fresh herbaceous notes from those grapes picked in the Awatere. This is a full bodied wine that will go with seafood.
The fruit for this Verdelho is sourced solely from the Omahu Gravels vineyard located in the Gimblett Gravels region. This is a lovely little wine, on the nose it displays vivid aromas of peach, passionfruit and mandarin.
This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s finest reds. The grapes are harvested from low-cropping, old vines in the Gimblett Gravels vineyards of Cornerstone and Ngakirikiri. It`s deeply coloured with aromatics hinting at black fruits, dried herbs, cocoa and cedar.
A deliciously balanced old-world style, the nose has concentrated lime fruit with hints of honeysuckle and stony minerality. Medium to full bodied, the palate is intense with rich, balanced flavours of mandarin and ripe apple. Layered and complex, citrus fruits and wet slate continue throughout.
A fine, expressive Sauvignon Blanc with bright tangerine and grapefruit aromas and underlying rich pear and apple notes. The palate is fresh and textural, full of stone fruit and savoury complexity. Powerful yet elegant, with great finesse.
Rich gold in colour, this wine delights with mellow aromatics, which are reminiscent of pear, apple, quince, dough and cream, with a touch of wood smoke. On the palate, generous flavours of baked apple, quince, cream, nuts and pastry.
Aromatic, ripe nectarines, apricots and lemons together with lovely oriental spices. Silky mouthfeel with honeyed stone fruit with a little pastry. Rich and citrusy with a bit of sherbet on the finish. There`s lots going on and it`s delicious! Great with fish, chicken and anything with a bit of spice.
Reminiscent of tree-ripened black cherries and homemade plum jam, ripe fruit aromas intermingle with a sweet-scented floral perfume. The palate blends blackberries and cherry with hints of smoky vanillin oak – seasoned with a sprinkle of dried oregano and cinnamon.
Partial wild yeast barrel fermentation & aged in old barrels on yeast lees. Complex & interesting. Vibrant honeysuckle blossom intermingles with the headiness of papaya salsa, spiked with a pinch of lemon pepper.
Made by Kevin Judd the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years. This is a refreshing sorbet-like medley of fresh lychee, grapefruit and honeydew melon laced with flinty minerality and finished with an infusion of mandarin and lime zest. A lively, invigorating wine with persistent grapefruit flavours and a steely blackcurrant tang.
Fermented entirely with naturally occurring yeast – this is an alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and textural. A succulent combination of yellow peach and brown pears, rolled into rich, short pastry with a sprinkling of caramelised almonds.
A soft, elegant nose with savoury red berry fruits, cooked plum flavours combined with dried herb notes and some oak cedar. This is beginning to show some secondary development. Firm textured and with fresh acidity on the palate, the red fruit flavours still show good richness and a plumpness, and the wine possesses a harmonious mouthfeel.