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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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


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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