Tastings

Folding Hill Orchard Block Pinot Noir 2013

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We expect beautifully fruity Pinot Noirs from Central Otago and while this delivers that fruitiness it is the layers of complexity and restrained power that make this a five star wine.

Aronui Wines Pinot Gris 2016

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Lovely spiced pear/quince flavours are bound together with firm acidity, the residual sweetness adds texture to the wine and counters the spiciness nicely.

Aronui Wines Albarino 2015

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flinty minerality and a touch of sweetness add to the complexity of the wine and the juicy acidity in the long dry finish is very nicely balanced.

Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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For me the sulphides in this wine totally dominate the initial flavours in the mouth which is a shame because the finish is long, juicy and packed with zesty lime citrus characters

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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A beautiful example od Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Allan Scott Generations Riesling 2015

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A delicious example of a wine that lets the fruit characters shine.

Allan Scott Generations Chardonnay 2015

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Wonderful texture in the mouth, soft cream notes with firm oak characters

Allan Scott Generations Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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Flavours of this Sauvignon Blanc are in the tropical/melon spectrum with juicy, ripe acidity in the finish.

Spencer Hill ‘The Wild One’ Pinot Noir 2015

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This is a delicious wine with layers of flavour and tannin complexit

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

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Incredibly long finish with nice juicy acidity that turns it into a delicious wine

Folding Hill Pinot Noir 2014

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Wonderful mouthfilling sweet fruit flavours with drying tannins and a touch of juicy acidity in the finish.

Bannock Brae Pinot Noir 2014

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A nice savoury style wine from Central Otago rather than being a big, fruit driven wine.

Bannock Brae ‘Marlene’s Gruner 2015

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Lush nectarine-like stone fruit flavours with a burst of white pepper and quince spice

Domain Road Vineyard ‘Duffers Creek’ Riesling 2014

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a twist of fresh pineapple and refreshing but not harsh acidity makes it a wonderfully complex wine,

Wairau River Reserve Viognier 2015

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This is a wine that quietly sneaks up on your taste buds

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

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Medium to full palate weight with flavours that have focussed spice characters

Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015

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A nicely textured wine, full in palate weight without being overbearing

Fairhall Downs Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Hill & Bray Family Estate

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A wine with layers of flavour resulting in a delightfully complex style Sauvignon Blanc

Villa Maria Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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This is an easy drinking, ripe style Sauvignon Blanc

Kahurangi Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2016

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this dry style rose is packed with deliciousness, is fantastic value for money

Brightwater Vineyards Te Kahu Pinot Noir 2015

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This recent release from Brightwater Vineyards is a stunning follow-on wine from their trophy winning 2014 Pinot Noir

Blackenbrook Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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This wine has a range of flavours and textures that are immediately enticing

Kendal Jackson Zinfandel 2013

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This is a nice example, not as full in weight as great examples but is easy drinking and great with red meat dishes.

Wairau River 2014 Reserve Syrah

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Deep, rich and bright in colour and flavour this is a super example of cool climate Syrah

Seresin Estate Pinot Gris 2008

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The wine is a good example of a well made Pinot Gris aging nicely, developing richness and complexity

Joseph Drouhin Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 2014

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Refined and elegant palate weight, lovely ripe stonefruit in the initial palate with bright mineral citrus characters mid-palate

Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2011

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Juicy, focused acidity in the very long finish ensures the flavours linger and continue to evolve in the mouth. A finely crafted wine.

Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir 2015

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Fresh cranberry juice-like acidity make the flavours sing on the palate.

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2012

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This is a complex Sauvignon Blanc, richly textured and packed with ripe tropical fruit flavours

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2013

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This is an outstanding example of finely crafted Pinot Noir and deserves every accolade it has had to date.

Villa Maria Marlborough Reserve Chardonnay 2014

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This wine won a gold medal at the 2016 Royal Easter Wine Show so it is obviously a good wine, or a wine the judges like.

Mt Difficulty Lowburn Valley Growers Series Chardonnay

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The wine has aged nicely and is drinking very well right now.

Saint Clair Family Estate ‘Dawn’ Vintage 2012

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The flavours of this wine are as complex as someone who has lived to be 100, rich in character yet fresh and zesty on the palate,

Saint Clair Family Estate Pioneer Block 17 Syrah 2014

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Another very good wine from one of New Zealand’s most consistent quality wine producers.

Alpha Domus The Aviator 2002

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This is an outstanding wine and while drinking beautifully now will continue to age gracefully in the cellar for another 5 - 8 years.

Seifried Estate Winemaker’s Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015

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Since 2006 it has been awarded 13 International trophies and 28 Gold medals

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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fresh flavours with a certain purity we have come to expect from Blackenbrook

Tiki Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2015

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A refined rose that is perfect summer drinking when you want something with a bit of sophistication

Saint Clair Family Estate Pioneer Block (point five) Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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An excellent example of riper style Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc yet still distinctively Marlborough in origin.

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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Soft, rounded and easy drinking.

Tiki Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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Lovely ripe fruit means ripe acidity so the wine is juicy without having astringent acid characters.

Tiki Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2015

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A refined rose that is perfect summer drinking when you want something with a bit of sophistication.

Tohu Naturally Lighter Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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This is one of the best lower alcohol Sauvignon Blanc wines I have tried for a long time.

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2009

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The style very typical of the St Henri heritage

Esk Valley Hawke's ay Syrah 2013

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From the outstanding 2013 vintage in Hawke's Bay this complex wine is jam packed full of ripe berry fruit and dark plum flavours

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Chardonnay 2013

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This is a delicious Marlborough Chardonnay with richness and finesse.

Mapua Pinot Noir

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Outstandingly good value wine.

Mt Difficulty Chardonnay 2009

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nice poached stonefuit flavours and creamy characters that are balanced precisely with oak spice.

Brightwater Vineyards 'Sophies Kiss' Rose 2015

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A delicious palate weight and texture that is packed with spiced summer berry flavours.

Old Coach Road Lighter Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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This is a bright, fresh, clean wine packed with flavour, juicy acidity and attractive fruit characters.

Seifried Estate Nelson Zweigelt 2014

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dry tannins wrap around the sweet fruit characters making it a lovely approachable wine with character and drinkability.

Seifried Estate Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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A super wine, bright and fresh without any harsh acidity

Seifried Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2015

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It is a super wine that is seductively textural

Seifried Estate Nelson Gruner Veltliner 2015

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This is a moreish textural wine with great flavour and balance,

Seifried Estate Nelson Gewurztraminer 2015

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Ripe fruit flavours with an uncious texture and just a wee bit sticky on the lips

Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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A lovely wine, clean flavours and textures and with nice tension between fruit ripeness and fresh mineral based acidity.

Old Coach Road Pinot Gris 2015

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A nicely balanced wine that offers a lot more than many Pinot Gris' on the market for a lot more money.

Aotea Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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Full palate weight, intense ripe fruit, gooseberry, dry minerality in the very long dry finish

Sacred Hill 'Wine Thief' Chardonnay 2014

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A beautifully made, clean, enticing wine.

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2013

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An opulent palate weight with firm butterscotch upfront with ripe yellow peach, pineapple and ripe citrus marmalade characters.

Hans Herzog Spirit of Marlborough Merlot Cabernet 2004

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Decadently rich and luscious black berry fruits balanced with leather and herbal spice characters

Domaine Servin Chablis 2013

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Lovely textural wine with powdery acidity

Sacred Hill 'Deerstalkers' Syrah

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Full, dense palate weight packed brim full with dense black berry fruits and dark chocolate, smokey oak characters and mild black pepper

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2013

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This is a beautifully elegant and very well balanced wine with plenty of 'yum factor'

Kahurangi Estate Pinot Gris 2015

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Here is more proof the small 2015 vintage has delivered exceptional flavour and quality to wines made in Nelson

Johanneshof Cellars Pinot Gris Trocken/Dry 2007

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The notes printed on the back label when this wine was released say "In this wine a heady bouquet of guava and violets lead to soft and mouthfilling stonefruit and pear characters. Drink now to 2010."

Neudorf Vineyards 'Home Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2000

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Initial sweet black cherry, cooked raspberry and softly charred oak characters evolve into delicious liquorice flavours in the long, juicy finish

Domain De La Baume Chardonnay 2013

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If you like your chardonnay big and bold you will love this

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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Packed with crisp, ripe gooseberry and soft tropical fruit flavours this wine is an excellent expression of classic Sauvignon Blanc.

Alpha Domus 'The Aviator' 2002

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In the glass 13 years later the wine has intense black berry fruit characters with cigar-box smokey notes. Layers of spice and fruit evolve as the wine opens up

Kahurangi Estate Mt Arthur Reserve Chardionnay 2014

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This is a young, complex wine that will cellar well for another 6-8 years or, as it is sealed with a screwcap, even longer.

Domaine Cazes Rivesaltes Grenat 1998

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Port-like richness, sweet black berry fruits with lovely savoury spice elements. Fine tannins with some alcohol heat, a lovely wine.

Pied Stilt Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

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At about five years old it is remarkably fresh and flavoursome.

Vidal Hawke's Bay Reserve Chardonnay 2014

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Crisp citrus acidity lingers on the palate and dominates the flavours.

Sacred Hill Merlot Cabernet 2014

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Layers of ripe fruit flavours with silky tannins and a a twist of juicy acidity in the finish.

Sacred Hill Halo Chardonnay 2014

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The long lingering soft lemon citrus finish is delightful.

Sacred Hill Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2014

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Ripe stonefruit (white peach and nectarine) with elegant oak characters.

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 ‘Plateau’ Merlot 2013

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Tried this again the next day and the extra time exposed to air encouraged the wine to come alive

Te Whare Ra Gewurztraminer 2004

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This wine is holding up remarkably well, retaining exceptional freshness for an 11 year old Gewurztraminer

Spencer Hill Sauvignon Blanc 'Sur Lie' 2014

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This is a most attractive and very approachable style of sauvignon blanc

Neudorf Chardonnay 2014

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This is absolute classic Neudorf Chardonnay.

Neudorf Vineyards Twenty Five Rows Chardonnay 2014

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This is Neudorf’s nod to Chablis style Chardonnay.

Millton 'Opou Valley' Chardonnay 2013

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This is a layered, complex wine that is very well balanced and great drinking with a chicken based dish.

Spencer Hill Tres Elegance Chardonnay 2014

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The flavours are restrained rather than big and punchy resulting in a wine with elegance, balance and structure.

Latitude 41 Nelson Chardonnay 2014

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this wine delivers a drinking experience worthy of a much more expensive wine

Spencer Hill Fume Blanc 2014

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The rich, creamy texture carries the ripe fruit flavours nicely

Spencer Hill Reserve Fume Blanc 2013

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This is a layered, complex wine.

Latitude 41 Pinot Gris Home Block 2014

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A lovely wine and very good value for money.

Blackenbrook Nelson Muscat 2014

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As we have come to expect from Blackenbrook the wines have a purity we don’t often see,

Graham’s Malvedos 1996 Vintage Port

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Rich, spicy and simply delicious.

Gunn Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

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it is the layers of spice from the mandarin citrus fruit characters and oak that add character to the wine

Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Gris 2014

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On the palate has a delightful freshness with ripe lemon citrus notes, ginger spice and a long dry finish.

Sacred Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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shows that well managed vineyards can deliver great fruit in a difficult vintage.

Leftfield East Coast Pinot Gris 2014

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Medium palate weight with hit of smoky apple and lush pear

Leftfield Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Soft mouthfeel with medium palate weight reflects the difficult 2014 vintage in Marlbourough

Toi Toi 'Hidden Treasure' Pink Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Don’t be fooled by the beautiful delicate pink colour of the wine

Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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I think this wine reflects that memory perfectly, rather than being big and bold it is subtle, complex and powerful.

Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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a delightfully complex glass of wine.

Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Ripe juicy acidity doesn’t dominate but adds to the spicy complexity in the finish.

Left Field Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

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Fully oaked style but palate upfront is packed with bright, almost sour, citrus characters

Left Field Hawke's Bay Rose 2014

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A very pretty wine to enjoy in the sun over lunch.

Milcrest Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2014

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This is a beautifully balanced full style chardonnay.

Old Coach Road Chardonnay 2014

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The wine has layers of complexity you don’t often find in a wine in this price bracket.

Saint Clair Family Estate Premium Pinot Gris 2014

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Great summer drinking with seafood.

Stone Bay Pinot Noir 2012

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It is a light, bright, fruit driven pinot noir

Kahurangi Estate Syrah 2013

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This is an excellent example of cool climate Syrah

Kina Cliffs Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

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Delicious texture with liquorice, plum and savoury mushroom flavours

Sacred Hill Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

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Fantastic value for money, this wine delivers quality and flavour normally seen in much more expensive wines.

Sacred Hill Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2014

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Creamy textured wine with flavours of yellow peach, soft mandarin citrus and oak spice in the juicy finish

Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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The aromas are reflected in the flavours and rounded out with crisp lemon citrus acidity

Sacred Hill Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

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Flavours of plum from the dominant Merlot are balanced nicely with some spice from the Cabernet and oak.

Kahurangi Estate Dry Riesling 2010

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I love Riesling with some age

Domain Road Pinot Gris 2013

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Full palate weight with a slightly sweet notes from the small amount or residual sugar

Richmond Plains Blanc de Noir 2013

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Soft pear flavours in the long finish have gently spiced citrus notes making this a very nice glass of wine

Cattier Brut Sensation Champagne

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This is a delightful Champagne that comes in 500ml bottles, perfect for two people when a full size bottle is too much,

Gladstone Vineyard Viognier 2014

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Delicate pear flavors with textural characters that evolve in the palate finishing dry and juicy

12,000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Tangy lemon/lime characters and gooseberry crispness make it a very drinkable wine.

Gladstone Vineyard Rose 2014

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Bright, spiced red berry fruit characters with a long juicy finish make this a most attractive aperitif style wine.

Partisan 'Trench Coat' GSM 2012

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This wine packs a punch of flavour yet is delightfully well balanced.

Mount Difficulty Pinot Noir 2009

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The oak adds complexity while the age has softened the acidity and allowed the powdery tannins to integrate nicely into the wine.

Brown Brothers Patricia Shiraz 2009

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This is a wine with big intense flavours bordering on being jammy but the fine tannin structure balances it nicely

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz 2011

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This big, bold, fruity Shiraz has everything we love about Australian Shiraz.

Craggy Range Les Beaux Cailloux 2011

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This is an excellent wine, elegant and stylish.

Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

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Drinking exceptionally well as a five year old wine

Greenhough Hope Vineyard 'Esperance' Chardonnay 2012

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This wine is Andrew Greenhough's fist attempt at a Chablis style chardonnay and I think it is a roaring success

Seifried Estate Nelson Riesling 2005

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Refreshing acidity in the finish adds another dimension to the flavours. Overall an outstanding glass of wine.

Aronui Pinot Gris 2013

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This is Nelson, and in fact New Zealand, Pinot Gris at its best.

Woollaston Estates Pinot Noir Rose 2014

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The bright and fresh berry fruit aromas are reflected in the flavours

Woollaston Estates Mahana Riesling 2013

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Exceptional balance and structure with 3 grams per litre of residual sugar to add texture without any noticeable sweetness

Woollaston Estates Mahana Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Made using natural fermentation on skins before being matured in old oak and acacia barrels this doesn’t pretend to be a clone of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc,

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Winemaker’s Reserve Chardonnay 2013

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Typical Hawke’s Bay peach characters with agreeable oak spice and a touch of bitterness in the long, juicy finish.

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

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Classic Hawke’s Bay ripe-fruit style chardonnay.

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Rose 2014

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Full, creamy palate with soft berry fruit flavours mid palate and finishes with crisp, spicy acidity

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2014

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A nice medium weight mouthfeel with soft pear flavours up front and followed by a touch of spice freshness

Esk Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Full, soft mouth feel with very soft tropical fruit notes - melon, pineapple

Waimea Family Estate Wines 'Spinyback' Riesling 2013

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Delicious, clean wine with a satisfyingly dry finish

Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

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Fresh grapefruit citrus acidity in the long finish.

del Vulture PIANO DEL CERRO Reserve 2004

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A rich, vibrant palate with intense ripe plum characters wrapped around a fine tannin backbone

Neudorf Vineyards Moutere Chardonnay 2000

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Who says New Zealand Chardonnay doesn't age well? This wines proves if it is made well and cellared properly it can age magnificently

Brown Brothers Sparkling Moscato Rosa

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With a beautiful salmon pink colour and gentle bubbles this is delicious, sweet, summer drinking.

Sacred Hill Halo Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Succulent black berry fruits with soft black pepper notes tied together on a firm tannin backbone

Sacred Hill Halo Syrah 2013

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This wine screams out to be enjoyed with a succulent beef rib eye steak from the barbecue or maybe a venison casserole.

Thornbury Gisborne Chardonnay 2013

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This is Gisborne chardonnay of old, big, rich, opulent and simply delicious

St Jacques Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Soft tropical fruit flavours with powdery acidity and a long, juicy finish

Ara Single Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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The citrus and ripe gooseberry flavours are round and complex

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Vineyard Auckland Organic Verdelho 2013

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With a long dry finish this should be served chilled and would pair very nicely with chicken and pork dishes

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014

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Quince spice notes give the apricot and ginger flavours enhance the full-bodied mouthfeel

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Arneis 2013

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Arneis is an emerging variety in New Zealand with young vine wines tending to be fresh but lacking depth of flavour

Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Arneis 2013

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This wine is an easy drinking style wine with lime, melon and a hint of ginger spice in the finish.

Woollaston Estates Pinot Noir 2012

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The palate is full and dry with flavours of oak spiced cherries with floral notes. Fine but firm tannins add structure to the long juicy finish

Saint Clair Family Estate Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2013

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This is a full-bodied, rich chardonnay with ripe nectarine and peach flavours that are balanced with nice oak spice

Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling 2014

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the flavours a of fresh lime marmalade with a twist of ginger spice to add some heat to the very long finish

Woollaston Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Ripe lime and grapefruit citrus characters with firm acidity and bitterness in the finish.

Brown Brothers Moscato & Sauvignon Blanc NV

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Low alcohol (7.5%) style wine with a nice fresh light bubbly spritz

Tinpot Hut 2014 Marlborough Pinot Gris

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Flavours of yellow peach and soft ripe pear are balanced with an elegant spice and some quite astringent bitterness in the finish.

Tinpot Hut 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Made from fruit from Wairau Plain and Awatere Valley this wine has soft acidity, typical of the 2014 Marlborough vintage

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Medium, rounded palate texture and weight, crisp citrus (grapefruit, mandarin) finish but lacking in the mid palate.

Villa Maria Private Bin Light Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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With only 9% alcohol this wine is labelled and promotes as having 25% less alcohol as well as lower calories.

Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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I have never been a fan of sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and this wine reinforces my thoughts.

Folding Hill Pinot Noir 2012

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This is a powerful wine with outstanding complexity and stunning mouthfeel.

Marisco Vineyards The Kings Wrath Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

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A beautifully balanced powerful yet elegant wine

Thistle Ridge Waipara Pinot Noir 2013

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Named Champion Red Wine at the New World Wine Awards this is a very approachable yet complex wine

TWR (Te Whare Ra) Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

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Some serious winemaking input has resulted in a wine that is flavourful and complex

Old Coach Road Pinot Gris 2014

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Full, rounded easy mouthfeel with ripe pear fruit characters, a touch of quince spice in the finish to balance the apparent fruit sweetness

Seifried Estate Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Lovely textural wine in the mouth with spicy fruit characters

Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc Light 2014

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The lighter palate weight is not a bad thing, in fact it adds to the brightness and attractiveness of the wine

Saint Clair Family Estate Premium Syrah 2013

Packed with luscious berry fruit flavours without being sweet and jammy

Sacred Hill Rifleman's Chardonnay 2013

This is a big, intense, yet elegant wine with layers of citrus toasted nut and soft spice flavour

Villa Maria Private Bin Light Rose 2014

Villa Maria has released a selection of lower alcohol wines that are just the thing if you want a glass of wine with lunch or in the late afternoon.

Kina Cliffs Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

Rich flavours are balanced with a touch of smoky oak

Blackenbrook Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2014

2014 is a great vintage to have to celebrate your 10th birthday

Waimea Family Estate Wines Spinyback Chardonnay 2013

If you like chardonnay this could become your everyday go to wine

Wither Hills Rose 2014

A very attractive style that makes a perfect summer lunchtime wine

Aronui Pinot Noir 2012

A wine with great depth and complexity

Tohu Pinot Gris 2014

This is a complex Pinot Gris that doesn’t just rely on sweet fruit flavours

Waimea Family Estate Wines Albarino 2014

Lush palate with firm salty characters upfront

Aronui Albarino

Watch for this vineyard to produce more complex styles of this wine variety in the future but with more depth of flavor as the young vines get older

Nelson Gruner Veltliner

Lush, lemon citrus flavours built on a backbone of minerality and soft pepper spice.

Georges Michel - La Reserve Chardonnay 2010

If you like flavoursome yet elegant chardonnay then this is for you. Soft but ripe tropical fruit and melon aromas are reflected in the flavours.

Brightwater Vineyards 'Sophies Kiss' Rose 2014

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his may be the first Pinot Noir Rose produced by Brightwater Vineyards but it is an outstanding wine and you can expect it to get many five star ratings

Rockburn - Tigermoth Riesling 2013

Made in a medium sweet style this wine has rich wild honey tones layered over refreshing citrus flavours

Seifried Estate Winemakers Collection Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012

The Winemakers Collection is a wine made in small volumes using only the finest parcels of fruit from the Seifried Estate Vineyards.

Domain Road – The Water Race Dry Riesling 2012

This Central Otago Riesling may be dry in style but it is rich in texture and flavour.

Saint Clair Family Estate Pioneer Block 24 Arthur Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Where most sauvignon blancs are designed to drink young and fresh I think the complexities showing in this one will continue to develop nicely for anything up to five years.

Devil’s Staircase Pinot Noir 2012

This may be the entry level label from Rockburn Wines in Central Otago but the quality is anything but entry level

Wild South Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

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If you like delicious pinot noir that is affordable, easy to drink yet packed with flavour and character then look no further

Waimea Estates Gruner Veltliner 2012

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This is a fresh yet complex wine, it has a wonderful lush palate weight and is packed to the rafters with flavour

Seifried Estate Nelson Riesling 2013

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Lively lemon citrus aromas leap from the glass and are reflected in the clean, fresh palate.

Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2012

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This is a delightful example of this aromatic variety, succulent floral aromas with layers of rich flavour