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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…

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made…

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,…

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…

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2018

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2018

Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2018 (NZ $32) Simon Waghorn and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn set up Astrolabe in Marlborough back in 1996 after years of making wine in Australia and Gisborne. I love that they’ve taken a leap and…

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…