Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Wine: Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014 Awarded: Wine of the Show 2016 & Gold  (2016) Region: Central Otago Website: http://www.quartzreef.co.nz/ Buy: Click here  Notes: The 2017 “Wine of the Show” is the Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir. Despite the competition being incredibly tight our judges agreed that the Bendigo Pinot Noir was something special. […]

Babich Family Estates 2014 Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir

Wine: Babich Family Estates 2014 Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir Awarded: Gold 2016 Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.babichwines.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: From the ever growing selection of organic wines being produced by Babich, the 2014 Headwaters Pinot Noir delivers on all levels. Deep aroma’s of raspberry and ripe cherry, laced with an intense spice. Palate of dark, ripe […]

Muddy Water Pinot Noir 2013

Wine: Muddy Water Pinot Noir 2013 Awarded: Gold (2015) Region: Waipara, Canterbury. Website: http://www.muddywater.co.nz/ Notes: Strong, alluring aroma’s of plum, blackberries and floral hints. The palate reveals layers of summer berries, ripe stone-fruit, aromatic nuances,  dried apricot (yes, apricot!) and herbaceous tones, ultimately leading to a pleasant sustained dry finish. Highly recommended addition to your cellar, gold […]

Urlar Select Parcels Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013

Wine: Urlar Select Parcels Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013 Awarded: Gold  (2015) Region: Wairarapa Website: http://www.urlar.co.nz/ Notes: Dark red cherry in colour, this medium bodied Pinot Noir was a stand-out in category.  Rich aroma’s of  ripe cherry, stone-fruit, hints of cinnamon and mineral nuances.  The palate supports the stone-fruit aroma’s with flavours of cherry and cinnamon plums. The minerality shines […]

Muddy Water Hare’s Breath Pinot Noir 2012

Wine: Muddy Water Hare’s Breath Pinot Noir 2012 Awarded: Gold and Wine of the Show (2015) Region: Waipara Website: www.muddywater.co.nz/ Notes: An elegant and well structured Canterbury Pinot Noir. Beautiful rich aroma’s of ripe cherry, and dark stone-fruit. Medium bodied with velvety tannins. Earthy to taste, with spice nuances and minerality throughout to create a well balanced and intricately structured […]

Naked Vine Wine Mt Patriarch 2012 Pinot Noir

Wine: Naked Vine Wine Mt Patriarch 2012 Pinot Noir Awarded: Gold (2014) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.wineofnewzealand.co.nz/ Notes: The Naked Vine Wine Mt Patriach 2012 Pinot Noir commands attention with a bold, complexity of aroma’s and flavours. Dark, ripe dorris plum and cherry aroma’s. To taste, sweet notes of cherries, and raspberry balance against a smokey oak backdrop before leading to a […]

Urlar 2011 Pinot Noir

Wine: Urlar 2011 Pinot Noir Awarded: Bronze (2014) Region: Wairarapa Website: http://www.urlar.co.nz/ Notes: An elegant, restrained Pinot, with aromas of ripe stonefruit and mineral nuances. Blackberry and dark cherry on the palate, balanced against a smokey oak infused with gentle spice. The Urlar 2011 provides a sustained, sweetening fruit finish. Drinks well now, will unfold well if cellared carefully […]

Sunset Valley 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve

Wine: Sunset Valley 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve Awarded: Bronze (2014) Region: Nelson Website: http://www.sunsetvalleyvineyard.co.nz/ Notes: An elegant, pure Nelson Pinot Noir. Aroma’s and flavours of cherry, ripe raspberry and black plum. Buttery oak notes present themselves courtesy of the full malolatic fermentation, together with smooth velvety tannins, which leads to a long fruity finish. Drinking well now, will further unfold […]

Soderberg Homeblock 2012 Pinot Noir

Wine: Soderberg Homeblock 2012 Pinot Noir Awarded: Elite Bronze (2014) Region: Marlborough Website: http://soderbergwines.co.nz/ Notes: A superbly elegant example of Blenhiem Pinot Noir. Ripe cherry, and dark raspberry flavours shine through, set against a smoke/toast oak. Herbaceous hints of oregano, and olives unfold, along with floral nuances. Fine grain tannins. A small production vineyard ensures a high demand for this bottle, […]

Richmond Plains Pinot Noir 2013

Wine: Richmond Plains Pinot Noir 2013 Awarded: Silver (2014) Region: Nelson Notes: A bright, medium bodied Pinot Noir. Ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry in aroma, and on the palate. Savoury notes in the form of mushroom and hints of herb create depth and complexity. Velvety fine grain tannins, and a long, sweet, ripe cherry finish. Drinks well now, […]