Category: New Zealand

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019 (NZ $25) Sileni were one of the very first Hawke’s Bay producers to leap into making classlc dry Semillon back in the early 2000’s. Before that, most wineries were using the variety…

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (NZ $22) Get set for a whack and a wallop of passionfruit, pea pod, capsicum, basil and lime on the nose, followed by jumbo-loads of sensationally squinty acidity and tropical tension on the palate.…

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 (NZ $35) Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere and Southern Valley’s sub-regions, this little banger of a pinot noir is destined for big things. Bursting with bright tamarillo, berry tea, cherry and all manner…

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 (NZ $19) This pinot is definitely the pumped up kicks where aromatics are concerned. Redcurrant and buckets of raspberry wash across a spicy baseline in the mouth. The acidity is hefty, the tannins…

Celebrating International Sauvignon Blanc Day with Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc on International Sauvignon Blanc Day

May 7, 2021 is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, started in 2010 by St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery in Napa, but has been embraced fully by New Zealand, which has a very distinct style of Sauvignon Blanc.  The Marlborough region…

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (NZ $25) Sourced from fruit grown in the Wairau Valley, this is a Sauvignon that’ll soothe the throat and clear the nose in majestic fashion. No joke. It’s an ultra-concentrated, herbaceously heaving example…