South Island, New Zealand

Bell Hill Vineyards

Old Weka Pass Road Pinot Noir 2016

Pale Ruby. Some clove and tarry nuances on the nose. The pale colour belies the M+ Intensity. Very Burgundian in aroma, structure and palate. Even better on the 2nd night. The 2nd wine of Bell Hill made from younger vines from the top Cuvée. Very impressive. Only 1897 bottles made from Canterbury NZ and difficult to source even in Australia. — 8 days ago

Severn, Shawn and 10 others liked this

Wairau River

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

This seemed like honest unoaked Pinot to me — 4 days ago

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Serge, David and 5 others liked this

Te Whare Ra

'M' Riesling

Just loving NZ Riesling - lovely stonefruit, peach, mineral element — 13 days ago

"Odedi", Hermes and 2 others liked this
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2017 Vintage


Haven't had NZ riesling. This would be nice. 😃

Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Выпито в Пересмешнике 18.10.19 с сыром Манчего. Очень фруктовое, очень нежное. 2017 год явно заслуживает более высокой оценки социума. Мое. — 3 days ago

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Ron R

Great SB. Prior notes apply. I detect very slight oxidation, so drink up. — 7 days ago

Severn, Robert and 39 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

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I spy Château Cos d'Estournel in the cellar! @Ron R
Ron R

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Yes, @Stephen Pierron. We have loads of Cos, just a few bottles on show here.
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@Ron R great taste in wine and well played sir!

Wither Hills

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I like this New Zealand savignon blanc. It’s got an interesting nose- not just a citrus bomb. The wine has some green apple and line, with a chalky finish. Crisp and refreshing. Had it w shrimp scampi. Good value. — 3 hours ago

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Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Revisiting this vintage, last bottle. Pale yellow, sparkling clarity. Tropical fruit, citrus notes on nose (pineapple, orange or Meyer lemon). Lemon, mandarin orange pith flavors with creamy lees finish, tart lime aftertaste, at least initially. Hint of straw. Grapefruit pith emerges in the finish after an hour. — 21 days ago

Aaron, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

The Frost Pocket

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Ron R

Mind-blowing experience. Dirt cheap, but an exotic expression of SB. Loved this 😍
- at Gordon Ramsay’s, Maza. Chelsea, London.
— 15 days ago

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@Ron R Ron great find, enjoy your trip Cheers 🍷
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How is the weather over there @Ron R
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Thanks, @P A. @Mike R, up until today, the weather was fine. A little drizzle today. Tomorrow should be the same 😏
But, with family, so I’m ok. See you in December, Mikey 😘

Brancott Estate

Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The nose was full of petrol and I thought of 100% riesling. I strongly like this wine though it confused me once grape was revealed. Lemon curd ? Then the palate is quite high acid and a bit tart. Extreme length with Aubépine notes and cut grass. I genuinely liked this wine — 7 days ago

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Jules Taylor

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The 2018 vintage is their best yet. Excellent crisp NZ SB. Of course I am biased since this is the official white wine of B50. 😎 nice acidity balanced with notes of fruit and flowers. — a day ago