North Island, New Zealand

Saint Clair Family Estate

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

The nose is exactly what I expect from a kiwi Pinot Noir : black forest fruits, cherry, pomegranate, hay, earth and an oaky touch lurking in the rear. The palate is acid driven but doesn't lack structure and shows some matter : a stellar black forest fruits note shines all through it, there is some width in midpalate with a bit of grip and a vivid mouthfeel gives way to some edgy, lively tannins before a long and fresh finish with fruits and some of these oaky notes which are consistent with the nose. This is not a bad at all but could benefit from a couple of years of aging. — 4 days ago

Peter, Bob and 10 others liked this

McBride Sisters

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Crisp, refreshing, pronounced gooseberry, notes of lemon, apple, minerality (saline), medium body, medium + acid, medium finish. Usually not a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, but this once gets a thumbs up. — 5 days ago

Cloudy Bay

Pelorus Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Honey deep yellow colour. Honey, dried mango, honey dew. Syrup, dried mango, light grass. Coats the mouth, pear, sticks on the top of the the teeth and lips. — 12 days ago

Villa Maria

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

This is the summer 2022 winner! I love this wine, so tangy, light fruit, effervescent - I am obsessed! — 10 days ago

Philip, "Odedi" and 3 others liked this

Dog Point Vineyard

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pretty classic New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc. Pale straw color. Fresh aromas of grapefruit with hints of lychee, pear and apples. Pallet is full of citrus and passion fruit flavors. Hint of a green element on the lingering finish. Medium bodied with a very silky texture. Loads of mouth watering acidity. Crisp, bold and fresh. — 5 days ago

Daniel P. and Paul 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!
— 11 days ago

Villa Maria

Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Cherry and baking spices on the nose and palate, light body and tingly acid. A perfect summer red. — 6 days ago

Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019

Aromatic notes of red fruits and red florals, dried herbs and whole bunch influences. Not as typically Otago as I was expecting - more restrained and less full bodied as you normally expect from this part of the world. I had written previously on Otago as being a “Shiraz drinkers Pinot” but this certainly wasn’t. The following day still those red cherry aromatics and a little pepper. Not overly complex, a little young, but very pleasant. Next in a year or so. — 15 days ago

Severn, Casey and 10 others liked this

Stoneleigh

Latitude Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Passion fruit, pink gooseberries, with a juicy grapefruit squirt that is crisp & mouthwatering. Floral notes abound! Complex and full of flavour! Love the minerality that adds dryness and structure. This is a special occasion Sauvignon Blanc that delights on its own, or paired with shellfish! — 6 days ago

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2019

If NZ SB and White Burgundy had a child…subtle tropical and stone fruit combined with some subtle oak notes. — 8 days ago

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