Good Food - Latest Wines

2011 Tohu Pinot Gris

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Expressive and creamy, with fruit aromas of pear and citrus melding with marzipan, nougat, almond paste and dried tangerine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:39 EST 2012

2011 Te M?nia Pinot Gris

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Hailing from the cool, maritime-influenced climate of Nelson at the top of the South Island, the Te M?nia Pinot Gris shows classic pithy pear aromas, along with lighter shades of papaya...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:39 EST 2012

2012 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris

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Lovely, vivid, varietally true aromas of crunchy nashi pear and citrus fruits burst from the glass. There's hints of marzipan and clotted cream, and lighter wafts of dill and cucumber.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:39 EST 2012

2010 Ostler Blue House Riesling

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Hailing from the Waitaki Valley, the Blue House Vines Riesling from Ostler shows expressive aromas of grapefruit, lemon, stone fruits and clotted cream, with lighter hints of dried honey...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:38 EST 2012

2011 Richmond Plains Riesling

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Certified organic and biodynamic. Great clarity to the aromas, with vivid lime and grapefruit characters along with lighter wafts of guava, clotted cream and jasmine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:38 EST 2012

2011 Neudorf Moutere Riesling

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This single-vineyard offering from Neudorf shows impressively, with vivid citrus fruits underscored by lighter tropical notes.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:38 EST 2012

2011 Ostler Lakeside Vines Riesling

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Paul Simmonet's vineyard at Lake Waitaki provides the source of fruit for this wine from the Oslter stable.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:37 EST 2012

2011 Paddy Borthwick Riesling

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A single-vineyard riesling from the stony terraces overlooking the Ruamahanga River in the Wairarapa. Headily perfumed, with expressive aromas of citrus and intense floral nuance.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:37 EST 2012

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Blanc de Blancs

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A new wine in the Pelorus range, this has the signature toasty autolysis layer on the nose, nougat and honey, ahead of peach and complex lemon rind aromas.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:37 EST 2012

2009 Soljans Estate Legacy

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A floral-style, bottle-fermented pinot noir and chardonnay here; this has an element of marzipan on the nose, some gentle red fruits too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:36 EST 2012

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rose

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A nicely orchestrated sparkling, this bright, salmon-pink wine has a fine bead and aromas of honeyed red fruits, some toasty elements here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:36 EST 2012

2010 Toolangi Estate Pinot Noir

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A bright, cherry-scented nose here, with saffron and Moroccan spices dusted throughout, some earthy notes, quite fresh and vibrant.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:35 EST 2012

2010 Balnaves of Coonawarra The Blend

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Astoundingly good value once again, a sturdy, resolved and throoughly convincing blend of merlot (53%), cabernet sauvignon (37%) and cabernet franc (10%) that offers a wealth of spiced...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:35 EST 2012

2011 Red Claw Pinot Noir

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The colour's pretty decent for the vintage, nice mid-cherry red in the glass; aromas flow along the red cherry path, nicely ripe and gently perfumed.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:35 EST 2012

2010 Yeringberg

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This mid-weight cabernet blend has a little meaty and oaky, mocha edge here, lovely mulberry and light cassis, fine spice and a layer of fragrant, bright fruit.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:34 EST 2012

2010 Oxford Landing Merlot

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This is a dead-set bargain, with blue berry fruit on the nose and a little licorice in the background – decent fruit, all nice and clean.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:34 EST 2012

2012 Turkey Flat Rose

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An attractive pale-pink rose with really striking raspberry, cassis and cranberry fruit aromas; very enticing and bright.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:34 EST 2012

2012 Charles Melton Rose of Virginia

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A lovely edition of this dark and rich take on rose. This has plenty of bright summer berries, cassis and cherry fruits, loads of aroma, a little creamy edge too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:33 EST 2012

2012 Henschke Joseph Hill Gewurztraminer

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A lovely, elegant and gently lychee-tinged gewurz that offers plenty of apples and floral notes on the nose, and faint musky perfume as it breathes up.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:33 EST 2012

2012 Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling

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This has terrific poise and flinty appeal, some fresh fennel and bright, ripe lime and lemon fruits on the nose; very commanding wine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:33 EST 2012