Wairarapa, North Island

Craggy Range

Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Found a NZ SB that I had not tried before. Refreshing. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Anthony and 6 others liked this

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon color with stone and tropical fruit aromas with spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, peach and lemon citrus with floral spices. Lively acidity, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. — 19 days ago

Veronika, Eric and 2 others liked this

Dry River

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

A cellar release from Dry River I bought a few years ago. Mid to deep crimson with a hint of tawniness. Great intensity - ripe strawberry - liquorice notes - savoury and sweet at the same time. A strange thing to say but it doesn’t scream Pinot Noir. Grainy tannins. Similar experience as with previous Dry River Pinots to be robust, muscular and contained. Following day big and savoury - I stand by yesterday’s note. A great drink but lacks Pinosity. At least Bob Campbell MW liked it giving it 99 points. — 2 months ago

Severn, Ray and 15 others liked this

Stonyridge Vineyard

Larose Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

Medium deep ruby , quite thin ruby rim . Quite animal at first , deep tobacco and quite closed , touch cedar. More cool blackcurrant , blackberry , touch of mint , slightly medicinal . Quite present but fine tannins , balancing acidity . Touches of tobacco , medium bodied and ok length . This probably is better decanted , needs time . Will improve over the next 5 years or so, last a further 5. Tasted 08/09/2022 — 20 days ago

Ira, Severn and 1 other liked this

Craggy Range

Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah 2019

Deep, ruby colour.
Medium intense aromas of cooked berries.
Palate is dry, with medium acidity, high tannin (firm), medium alcohol (13.5% abv), medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity. Notes of cassis, cooked black fruit, vanilla, clove, & smoke.
Medium (+) length finish.
Very enjoyable!
— 2 months ago

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018

— 3 months ago

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2020

Jan A

A blend made from the leftovers of the six single vineyards bottlings of Kumeu. Striking reductive nose of a high end Burgundy chardonnay. The palate is ok with some bitters and muffled acidity. It can use a little bit extra cellar time to round out. Excellent value at 25 euro.

Edit: on day two this came around very nicely, so up from 92 to 94. Just needs more time
— 10 days ago

Tom, Ivor and 13 others liked this

Te Mata Estate

Bullnose Hawkes Bay Syrah 2018

Bright red fruit w spice. Pepper and bergamot very good acid w soft tannins and long finish lots of layers — 4 days ago

Mt. Beautiful

North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc

Dry, crisp, with a slight sweet touch that doesn’t ruin it. — 2 months ago


Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020

Love this Chenin Blanc😍 — 3 months ago

norikazu, Ichiro and 1 other liked this