Hawkes Bay, North Island

Te Mata Estate

Bullnose Hawkes Bay Syrah 2018

Black pepper, violet, rose, olive, earl grey tea, cassis, blueberry, bright purple in color. Vanilla cream. Baking spices - cinnamon, nutmeg. Beautiful and elegant... Elevated acid, med+ soft square tannins, med body. 35% new oak for 15 months. 100% destemmed. — 13 hours ago

Trinity Hill

Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett Merlot Blend 2017

Pyrazene, eucalyptus, juicy cranberry, plum, raspberry, cherry, pomegranate, bramble. Game, leather, cedar, pencil shavings. Med acid, grippy elevated/high tannins, med intensity. 43/41/14/2 Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Merlot/Malbec. Destemmed, vinified separately, 16 months in 35% new barrel. — 13 hours ago

Craggy Range

Les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

2017 tasted 2020. Bananas and wildflowers on the nose! The scent is almost oily. Malolactic fermentation gives it a silky tannic feel on the top of the mouth. Slight hint of bananas and chalk on the end. A surprising long finish. Very nice. I’m a confirmed Chard hater, but this causes me to reconsider my prejudices. — a month ago

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Bilancia

la Collina Syrah 2015

Nice wine. Maybe off vintage. Many moons ago I worked down in hawkes bay and I remember this being the best wine in NZ. — 16 days ago

Robert, Paul and 1 other liked this

Trinity Hill

Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir 2014

Nice pinot noir. Nice cinnamon flavor and not too sharp or smooth. Good flavor — 3 days ago

Mills Reef

Pinot Gris 2018

Loved this - not too sweet — 13 days ago

Esk Valley

The Terraces Malbec Blend 2016

2016 tasted 2020. Dark chocolate on the nose with some notes of chalk. Cassis and raspberry fruit on the front — but the fruit isn’t very intense. Medium tannic structure with a lot of calcaire incorporated into the soft mouth feel. This a delicate wine all the way to the end. Lingering finish with an aftertaste that reminds of apricots. — a month ago

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Rod Easthope

Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2017

Apple, pears, peach. Little bit of acidity but a lot of fruity flavours come through. Refreshing. Very enjoyable. — a day ago

And Co. Ltd

The Supernatural Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

CG
8.9

Had at Andorra in Richmond. Orange wine. Subtle, crisp, not terribly complex. Clare liked more than Galen. — 2 days ago

Destiny Bay

Destinae Wiaheke Island Red Blend 2003

Lots and lots of vanilla oak and dark berries.. Wonderful blend and glad I kept it for a few years before opening. — 4 days ago

Josefin Toll
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