Gisborne, North Island

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2021

2021 | Chardonnay
Kumeu River; Hunting Hill Vineyard
Auckland; Kumeu, New Zealand
(92-94; Drink 2025-35)

Fantastic, Puligny-esque nose.

24H Update: Flint, faint toasty oak, dried lemon pith, dehydrated white peaches; Salted tangerine, dried lemon, candied pineapple, lime zest. Wow, very good.
— a month ago

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Matahiwi Estate

Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Pale lemon color.
Aromas of fresh green snap pea, gooseberry, grass.
Dry. Flavors of lime, snap peas, gooseberry, mineral finish.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 2 months ago

Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay

Magnificent wine! — 3 months ago

Trinity Hill

Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2012

Medium deep ruby quite wide ruby , pink rim . Quite peppery black cherry jam , smoky bacon , dried herbs , touch of violet . On the palate quite cool and refreshing , those dark cherry fruits and black pepper notes , touch of anis and herbs . Quite prominent acidity and linear in mouth feel , slightly bitter quite dry tannins, balanced alcohol . Ok length with a peppery , quite lean finish . Elegant and reserved in style . This is drinking well now and over the next 5 years. — 4 months ago

Daniel, Tom and 2 others liked this

Craggy Range

Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2022

ESF
9.0

Impressive NZ SB: you have to like this in your face style: huge blast of grapefruit & gooseberry, grassy herbal notes, stones & minerals, it is intense. Not too acidic or angular on palate - particularly if you let it warm up just a bit, fruit turns smoother & more tropical, but still that wall of grapefruit & gooseberry. Lingering dry finish resonates — 2 months ago

Tom, Vanessa and 5 others liked this
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Trinity Hill

Homage Syrah 2015

Very intense Shiraz. Leave this open one hour before consuming and it will achieve balance. It should be consumed with lamb. After an hour, the overly peppery finish calms down leaving an elegant Shiraz. An excellent buy. — 3 months ago

Craggy Range

Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot Blend 2019

Nice spicy red wine with hints of strawberry and raspberry, tanic but not too much, and nice smoky finish — a month ago

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Medium ruby wide pink rim . Touch of spice on the nose then , sweet strawberry , raspberry , dark cherry , violet and star anise . On the quiet round and juicy sweet reds fruits , mirroring the nose , with adicional cranberry and red currant , good balanced acidity with suave rounded , ripe tannins . Ok length , and well balanced alcohol. This is still very primary , ripe and rich , not a whole lot of complexity however . Can age probably age a while longer. Now and over the next 5-10 years . — 2 months ago

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