Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015

Wine:  Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015 Awarded:  Champion Charonnay & Gold 2019Region: MarlboroughWebsite:  https://giesen.co.nz/ Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from RIEDEL Veritas Oaked Chardonnay glasses. Notes: Champion Chardonnay 2 years running, this Chardonnay is quickly establishing itself as the drop to beat. Handpicked selectively Read more…

Tapi Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Wine: Tapi Sauvignon Blanc 2018Awarded:  Champion Sauvignon Blanc & Gold. Region: MarlboroughWebsite: http://www.tapiwines.com/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Sauvignon Blanc glasses. Notes: It’s not often that a wine appears from relative obscurity, complete with probably my favourite label of the year, and blows away one Read more…

Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018

Wine: Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018 RieslingAwarded:  Champion Riesling & Gold. Region: Central OtagoWebsite: https://amisfield.co.nz/wines/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Riesling glasses. Notes: The Lowburn Riesling, the sweeter of Amisfield’s two Riesling offerings, comes in at 42mg/l of residual sugar, yet is crisp and clean with Read more…

Organic Branding

Let me set the scene on this one. I was recently enjoying a glass of wine with a friend, who, knowing I favour an organic drop, proudly produced a bottle of ‘organic wine’. The wine in question was a Stoneleigh ‘Wild Valley’ Marlborough Chardonnay. This wine retails for about $15.99, Read more…

Domaine Thomson Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir 2015

Wine: Domaine Thomson Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir 2015Awarded:  Riedel Wine of the Show 2019, Champion Pinot Noir & Gold. Region: Central OtagoWebsite: https://www.domainethomsonwines.comRecommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas New World Pinot Noir glasses. Notes: Wow. If we could leave this tasting note at wow, Read more…

Greystone Pinot Gris 2018

Wine: Greystone Pinot Gris 2018Awarded:  Champion Pinot Gris & Gold 2019Region: North CanterburyWebsite: https://www.greystonewines.co.nz/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Viogner/Chardonnay glasses. Notes: A Stunning Pinot Gris from this North Canterbury vineyard, with superstar winemaker Dominic Maxwell. Aroma’s of peach and nectarine, with floral Read more…

2018 Library Stock (2013 Vintage) Results

To download the full awards release please click here    Champion Chardonnay: Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 Champion Pinot Noir: Domaine-Thomson “Surveyor Thomson” Single Vineyard  Pinot Noir 2013 Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Champion Riesling: Carrick Bannockburn Riesling 2013 Champion Sparkling:Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Read more…

Terrace Edge Syrah 2016

Wine: Terrace Edge Syrah 2016 Awarded:  Champion Syrah & Gold 2018 Region: North Canterbury Website: https://terraceedge.co.nz Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas New world Shiraz glasses. Notes: Grown on Terrace Edge’s super steep banks of the Waipara River this Syrah is a Read more…