Waiheke Island, Auckland

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2015

Really liked this yellow apple/pear amazing lees contact toasted bread — 2 months ago

Trixie, Keith and 2 others liked this
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Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2017

Everything they touch turns to gold. Like jonagold pear and apple skin and yellow flowers with some nice texture and all harmonious — 5 months ago

Ira liked this

Tantalus Vineyards

Écluse Reserve Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

One of the best wines I had in New Zealand, delicious! — 7 months ago

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Brings a distinctly bold and modern Californian style (though of New Zealand); same stylistic league as Aubert, though two tiers away in terms of purity, precision, and typicity. Still quite a showing and fantastic QPR. — 2 months ago

David, Ron and 2 others liked this

Kumeu River

Kumeu Estate Bottled Chardonnay 1998

Amber and full dome — 3 months ago

Ira, Casey and 14 others liked this

Man O' War Vineyards

Exiled Pinot Gris 2017

Excellent glass at Montys of Kathmandu in Dublin, at his wonderful tasting table in his superb cellar. — 5 months ago

Man O' War Vineyards

Warspite Cabernet Franc Blend 2016

Deep earthy red with good length — 7 months ago

Alex, Mark and 16 others liked this

Man O' War Vineyards

Valhalla Chardonnay 2017

Very expensive and balanced — 3 months ago

P, Serge and 10 others liked this

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2017

Very enjoyable in the French style! Would definitely have this one again. Third wine from New Zealand night at the CYC. — 3 months ago

Mark ShockleyGarrett M. BensonJennifer Hesse
with Mark, Garrett and 1 other
Jeff liked this

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. — 6 months ago

norikazu and Soshi liked this