Waiheke Island, Auckland

Te Motu

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2000

This one slept 19 years in my cellar. We bought pre-release direct from vineyard on Waiheke (hence funky label). It’s a beauty / prunes and stewed fruit /violets / bitter cacao / firm structure. — 13 days ago

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Kumeu River

Coddington Chardonnay 2011

Vintage 2011 — a month ago

Eric, Willem and 3 others liked this

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Very floral with notes of gardenia, lavender & citrus needs more time to come around. — 2 months ago

Ryan, Ely and 6 others liked this


Waiheke Island Reserve Syrah

Much more complexity than the estate Syrah. Wine tasting — 22 days ago

Kumeu River

Hand Harvested Kumeu Pinot Gris 2016

They don’t make a bad wine. Fairly reductive to begin but blew off the unveil honeysuckle, pear skin, pear, custard apple, tangerine and yellow peach. Slight residual sugar well offset by the touch of phenolics. Lovely Gris — a month ago

Simon, Scott and 1 other liked this

Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

“Everything in its place” is how Jancis put it. A nearly perfect wine. Bold components executed with precision. On day four, at room temp, it’s singing it’s denouement. Uniquely New Zealand. An uplifted zippy fruit freshness with vanilla spice integrated into slippy malo and citric acids.

Concentrated, acidic, buttery, and full of explosive ripe pear, starfruit, and butterscotch.
— 3 months ago

Velma, Brandon and 23 others liked this
Ron R

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That’s a good point, @Ely Cohn. I’m on CT, but never use it now. Can’t even remember my handle...
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@Ron R @Severn Goodwin the software and database is way better. More accurate and easier to use for reference purposes. But old school.
Severn Goodwin

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@Ron R @Ely Cohn For database management, I'm more of a standalone software guy. I've been using The Uncorked Cellar (www.uncork.biz) for honestly coming up on almost two decades. We've got a fairly sizeable collection and this really allows me to keep great track of things, mostly for storage location among other things. The programmer, Brian Allen, is based in Australia and has been very receptive and helpful in fixing bugs as the software evolved over many, many years.

Man O' War Vineyards

Warspite Cabernet Franc Blend 2016

Deep earthy red with good length — a month ago

Alex, Mark and 16 others liked this

Tantalus Vineyards

Écluse Reserve Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

One of the best wines I had in New Zealand, delicious! — a month ago

Passage Rock

Reserve Waiheke Island Syrah 2008

Delicious. Very Rhône like with black pepper notes — 2 months ago

Hermes, Mike and 2 others liked this

Destiny Bay

Magna Praemia Waiheke Island Red Blend 2013

Very Bordeaux like, amazing concentration, showing strong even from the beginning. Sadly, way too expensive though. — 3 months ago

Jody, Severn and 7 others liked this