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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…