Latest Wines

2012 Whitehaven 'Greg' Sauvignon Blanc

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Named in memory the late founder of the project, Greg White, this has a wealth of gooseberry and passionfruit pulp on the nose, some lime citrus here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:28 EST 2012

2012 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 18 Sauvignon Blanc

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Striking and refined, though not lacking in pungent, varietal character with creamy notes making their presence felt.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:28 EST 2012

2012 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 2 Sauvignon Blanc

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Pungent and heady fruit aromas of green papaya, passionfruit and gooseberry burst forth from the glass.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:27 EST 2012

2012 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 21 Sauvignon Blanc

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Passionfruit, mango and green papaya are on show here, with a flourish of lantana and blossom adding interest.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:27 EST 2012

2012 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Sauvignon Blanc

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Rich, concentrated aromas of passionfruit, mango and lantana burst from the glass. Texture and mouthfeel are impressive, as is the carry of the vibrant fruit through the finish.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:26 EST 2012

2011 Matahiwi Estate Holly Sauvignon Blanc

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Plenty of gooseberry and grapefruit here; this has had the full barrel treatment and shows some creamy, spicy lemon curd, ahead of toasty oak too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:26 EST 2012

2012 Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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Goosberry, passionfruit and mango lead the fruit characters here, with hints of lime juice and lantana.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:26 EST 2012

2011 Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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Already showing some development into lime crush territory, some gooseberry and lantana too. The palate delivers soft melon fruit; up-front and simple.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:26 EST 2012

2012 Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Pungent, heady aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit and tropical fruit burst energetically from the glass. Some texture here too, which sits nicely with the heady fruit characters.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:25 EST 2012

2012 Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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A nice serve of fresh-cut melon fruit with lime citrus and green mango in the mix here – the palate has light melon fruit flavour, soft acid, slippery, easy texture too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:25 EST 2012

2012 Mount Riley Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc

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A more refined take on tropical fruits, gently fragrant with ripe melon and citrus fruits on offer, some green mango and papaya, musky almost.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:25 EST 2012

2012 Woollaston Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

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A bright and upbeat tropical fruit style that offers mango, papaya and passionfruit on the nose, some gently grassy notes here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:24 EST 2012

2012 Trout Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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A simple and light, bright tropical fruit style that has a little palate sweetness to help it along. Drink young.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:24 EST 2012

2012 Man O' War Gravestone

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This complex and sophisticated sauvignon has plenty to offer all comers: some handy barrel work, solids-derived aromas and textures, bright fruits and genuine concentration of flavour.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:24 EST 2012

2011 CJ Pask Gimblett Road Viognier

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This white from the stable of Gimblett Gravels pioneer Chris J Pask captures the essence of viognier in this release nicely.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:23 EST 2012

2011 Churton Marlborough Viognier

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From a north-east-facing slope above the Waihopai and Omaka Valleys, the Churton viognier shows fine aromas of apricot kernel, lime and grapefruit, with flashes of nectarine richness.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:23 EST 2012

2010 Forrest Chenin Blanc

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A typically composed white from Forrest. This has gently ropey chenin characters on the nose, with a neat balance between crunchy acid and gentle sweetness on the palate.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:23 EST 2012

Bellavista Franciacorta Brut

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A savoury nose that is all about the yeast: savoury, fresh, bready complexity, hints of cashew and apple here too – very fresh.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:59 EST 2012

2010 Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay

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The 2010 Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay has a lovely sense of composure and freshness to it. The stone fruits and citrus are beautifully matched to refined, elegant, lightly toasty oak,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:19 EST 2012

2011 Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay

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This is from the southern reaches of Margaret River and offers an intense and citrusy expression, with some young nectarine fruit below; really clean and airy.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:18 EST 2012