Category: New Zealand

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022, New Zealand Whipcrack clean and precise, this sauvignon blanc from one of Marlborough’s most exciting producers is overflowing with herbaceous intensity, lime-licked layers, bruised basil and smoked passionfruit. Utilising fruit grown in the Taylor…

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021 (ON $19.95) This saucy blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot is inky and magenta-black as it pours. Then sink your schnozz deep into the glass, and inhale…

Astrolabe Sleepers Vineyard Kekerengu Coast Pinot Noir 2019

Astrolabe Sleepers Vineyard Kekerengu Coast Pinot Noir 2019

Astrolabe Sleepers Vineyard Kekerengu Coast Pinot Noir 2019 (NZ $50) Grown on coastal, limestone-laden soils 50mins drive south of Blenheim, this pinot noir treads softly on the palate yet is underpinned with exotic, savoury spices, baked tamarillo and wild raspberry…

Marisco Vineyards from New Zealand Here to Help You Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Marisco Vineyards The Ned Rose 2020 and Pinot Noir 2019

One last suggestion for Valentine’s Day are these two Pinots from Marisco Vineyards from Marlborough, New Zealand: The Ned Pinot Noir 2019 and The Ned Rosé 2020. The Pinot Noir is a bit bigger than BC Pinots or from Burgundy,…

Some New Zealand Wineries that Want Us to Enjoy Their Wines

New Zealand in a Glass

New Zealand has fresh, vibrant wines as we make in BC.  It is fun to taste wines from around the world, possibly giving you insights into new grape varieties or styles of winemaking.  You may also have an interest in…

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 (NZ $27) This is one of those wines I keep buying and re-tasting and over the last year it’s just getting more and more delicious. Ultra-friendly, juicy and chock full of cherry and hedgerow…

Mud House The Narrows Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Mud House The Narrows Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Mud House The Narrows Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 (NZ $21.99) The ‘Narrows’ has fast become one of my favourite, best-value pinot noirs in the country. Highly complex, deeply fruity, dark, fulsome and supremely elegant” noted Yvonne, while Cameron loved its…

New for BC: Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018 (BC $47.99) If you’d like to sip more sauvignon, but don’t want to deal with all that grassiness and squinty acidity, then this is for you. Crafted by winemaking legend Kevin Judd, the ‘wild’ has…