Have always been a big fan of New Zealand Chardonnays. This Neudorf has a very funky toasty nose with lees stirring in evidence. Owned by Judy and Tim Finn, nothing to do with NZ rock band , Crowded House. On the palate some vanillan oak and Buttery notes. Medium intensity and medium acid. A very well made Chardonnay with complexity at this young age. Bob Campbell a Master of Wine from NZ gave this 99 points. — 15 days ago
Nice tasting - not dry but not sweet - good as a stand alone or with cheese — 24 days ago
Sunday night and tonight's wine is the 2018 Loveblock Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand.
On the nose there is strawberry, cranberry, cherry, cola, caramel, vanilla and a mineral dust soil component.
On the palate there is nice fruit, cranberry, cherry, raspberry, clove, herbs, mint and dusty soil.
This is a medium bodied wine that has a smooth mouth feel, medium + acidity with medium fine tannins that move right into a medium to long fresh fruit finish. Have a wonderful week ahead and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 15 days ago
Fantastic wine! I paired mine with spinach & ricotta stuffed chicken and lemon garlic parmesan roasted vegetables. Very crisp with strong citrus notes. Lots of bright flavors of lemon zest & grapefruit. — 6 days ago
Super tropical, but still plenty of acid. Delicious. — 15 days ago
This is my fourth bottle that I purchased through Wine.com..5 total all rated above 90 by WS. Total for order $100
Oops! This came in a bit over $20 previously stated at $23..my bad!
It has been awhile since I have had a NZ Sauvignon Blanc! Has anyone else noticed as you get older you have to monitor certain foods before having a highly acidic wine (acid reflux)!😩
This SB is great...I would say presenting with less acidity comparably to others
The color is clear with a tinge of yellow. What sets this apart is a fuller body with tropical fruit along with grapefruit and lemon..less of a gooseberry element and a pleasant long finish!
Very enjoyable! — 18 days ago
Star bright straw gold in the glass. Inviting though relatively subtle nose of gooseberry/grapefruit. These are on the palate as well with a distinct mineral note running alongside the medium plus acidity from entry to finish. Not your father’s NZ SB as that mineral note actually comes across as more “French-adjacent” than Kiwi. While still not very complex, it definitely shows more nuance than most of its peers. Enjoy with salads, seafood (shellfish or white fleshed fish), fresh fruits, or cream sauces by 2022. — 13 days ago
Well, it took me an extra day to fully enjoy it, also too in order to make vanish the clear sensations of the 2 pinots I drank just yesterday and the day before which were delicious
Unfortunately I keep comparing them
Day 1: Felton Rd was so much fleshier, even a little hot. I know it had to be different, but in the comparison it definitely lacked elegance, harmony and enjoyment. Though it had personality
Day 2:another wine, fully enjoyable, very defined, focus, pleasant. Not hot anymore. Still thousands of kms away from Burgandy, like it should be (but also so apart from others Central Otago pinots)
More than decent after taste — 10 days ago
Mild grassy scent, strong guava scent, which really brings out the grape scents well.
It's a lovely light yellow, almost white in certain lighting.
First sip makes my mouth water, definitely getting that guava flavor with a lemon and green apple aftertaste. I'm not usually fond of tart wine, but this one is pretty unique. Enjoy chilled.
The 2018 vintage sold out fast on Winc, but they have a 2019 one that I may try in the future. — 6 days ago
Delicious typical SB, a real bargain! — 24 days ago