Our classically styled ‘barrique fermented’ chardonnay from the clay and alluvial soils of Marlborough. Lifted stone fruits and toasty oak is balanced with mealy layers and restrained butterscotch and baking spice notes. Voluminously full, with a fine texture that draws the palate ...more »line to a deserving finish.
Lifted aromatics in the rose petal and apricot spectrum. The palate is very rich and round with a soft acidity and smooth texture. It finishes dry and long. Drink as an aperitif or match with spicy Asian dishes.
AWARDS: 5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2014 5 Stars Wine Orbit 4 Stars Michael Coope...more »r’s Buyer’s Guide 2016
One of New Zealand’s most awarded Gewürztraminers, the Johanneshof is full and voluminous with softly concentrated aromas of rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight, musk and savoury honey, and fresh, steely, root-ginger notes. This has excellent presence, balance and unfolds...more » layers of detail. Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has up-front and intense flavours of Turkish Delight, rose-petal florals, savoury honey and musk notes, entwined with root-ginger elements.
Appearance: gold colour.Nose: aromas of litchi and candied tropical fruits, rose water.Palate: slightly spicy, exotic fruits especially litchi and mango flavours; round body, long-lasting fresh finish.
The Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hatschbourg of Joseph Cattin pairs very well ...more »with spicy and flavorful food like Asian dishes, especially Thai food, curry, couscous, spring rolls and foie-gras. It is also tasty with strong cheeses (like munster and maroilles).
Wine makers notes:
Grapes Harvested from Waipara Valley vineyards have been crafted with minimal intervention to allow the vibrant regional characteristics to shine through
Aromas of Honey suckle, Spiced pear and stone fruit dominate the nose and move through onto the palate to provide compl...more »ex fruit flavours with a hint of spice.
The wine is bright, lively and luscious with the slight residual sugar balancing the wines fresh acidity giving a mouth filling and persistent finish.
This highly appealing single-vineyard Pinot Gris from low yielding vines brims with flavours and aromas of pear, white stonefruit,honeysuckle and lemon citrus notes, and ginger spice hints. The palate is luscious, yet refined, with a soft smooth satisfyingly long finish. A beautifully ba...more »lanced wine, for enjoyment on its own, or paired with food.
Winemaker Notes: There is plenty of fruit here, with pear juice and apples dominating the rustic complexity. A rich fruit salad palate, some zesty acidity, and a touch of sweetness make this wine positively jump out of the glass. Great with food or pretty much anything else. If mischief is afoot, th...more »is little number needs to be on hand.
Wine makers comments:The Odyssey Pinot Gris is an elgantlly structured wine with classic varietal flavours of honey, pear and quince.Approachable in its youth, this dry will show even greater complexities as it ages.
Wine Orbit Comments:The bouquet is delicately perfumed showing pineapple...more », pear and white peach characters. It’s beautifully ripe and elegantly textured on the palate with lovely weight and a lingering crisp finish. The wine shows lovely fruit expression and gentle complexity, making it a most satisfying wine to drink! 4 ****
Picked in late February in perfect condition, whole bunch pressed and fermented cool for fruitiness. Ripe tropical fruit and pip fruit flavours and aromas, the palate shows a sliver of sweetness (10g/L RS) that is balanced by the crisp finish. Pairs beautifully with Asian style dishes, or try a pear...more » and blue cheese salad.
Appearance: gold yellow. Nose: powerful and slightly smoky, notes of dry fruits and honey.Palate: nice acidity with honey, cooked apricots. Complex finish.
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Hatschbourg can be enjoyed alone or paired with dishes with pronounced flavors (suc...more »h as veal kidneys, foie gras, game, duck, or strong cheeses). For dessert it goes perfectly with a rhubarb pie.
A lifted honeyed nose and a fine crisp acidity. This is a luscious, broad and elegant wine with a strong mineral backbone, fine balance and a long textured finish. An exotic texture with lush fruit flavours made in a dry style.
Food Match: Seared scallops, seafood dishes or Thai fo...more »od
Winemakers notes: Grapes harvested from the Waipara Valley have been crafted with minimal intervention to allow the vibrant regional characteristics to shine through. Perfectly accentuated by a lovely mouth-watering acidity lends this wine a refreshing crispness. A subtle and elegan...more »t wine with wide appeal, pure fruit and freshness showing flavours of passionfruit, citrus and a hint of thyme.
This bold Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc presents pungent aromas of sweet grass, nettles, blackcurrants and gooseberries, backed up by fresh zesty lime characters. The palate is light-bodied, which builds up and ends on a long, fine and appetizing mineral finish with undertones of ripe greens...more », gooseberry and currants. The acidity is very well integrated, complemented by the flinty mineral characters typical of the Awatere Valley.
Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Riesling has a lifted nose of lime juice, honey and lemon tea. A touch of sweetness on the palate is balanced by some tangy acid and funky complexity, giving way to an exciting finish, that jumps around in your mouth for longer than you would think possible. Ideal for a che...more »eky Sunday lunch, or a mid-week evening tipple.
Winemakers notes: This dry grown Riesling has zesty flavours and is full of life and vitality. Showcasing why Clare is justifiably famous for this variety. Nestled within the Clare is a small distinctive corner called Polish Hill River. It is here that we make a Riesling that captures the delicate f...more »lavours of this wonderful fruit; the hint of fresh lime, the citrus. With careful cellaring, this wine will develop into a wonderful aged Riesling
Brilliant, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. This has a full, bold and solidly concentrated nose that opens in volume showing aromas of yellow florals, honey and musk with subtle layers of talc botrytis. This harmoniously presented, revealing nuances of herbs and toasty...more » elements. Off-dry to taste and medium-bodied, flavours of citrus fruits, yellow florals and musk are entwined with musk, forming a rich and concentrated core. The mouthfeel is smooth and rounded with soft acid liveliness, and the palate flows easily, leading to a sustained, soft-textured finish with honey and toasty notes. This is a softly concentrated, smooth, off-dry Riesling with gently rich flavours of flowers, honey and musk. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 3-4+ years Raymond Chan wine reviews
This dry styled riesling has an underlying mineral thread throughout. Aromas include lime zest, granny smith apples and citrus which combine beautifully with a rich palate texture. A tight mineral thread runs the length of the palate making it delicious to drink now although cellaring for ...more »five years or more will be richly rewarded. It stands up well to lightly spiced tapas, asian food and handles strong cheeses well.
This excellent Chardonnay is highly appealing, with pronounced yellow stonefruit and ginger spice flavours, vanilla, toasty oak and cashew nut notes. Barrel fermentation and seven months aging in quality oak has conferred lovely creamy weight and complexity. Enjoy with your favourite chicken o...more »r pork dish, or cellar judiciously for 3-4 years.
Raymond Chan 20184 STARS
Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide 20184 STARS
A gorgeous complex offering; the fragrant bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon, nougat and brioche characters with subtle vanilla and hazelnut notes. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, delivering delectable fruit flavours together with stylish oak infusion. It is fleshy, rounded and pe...more »rsistent with a lingering silky finish
Full, rich and complex white wine, with delicious sweet fruit flavours, well balanced with nut and oak tones and great length of flavour.CellaringOur Reserve Chardonnays drink beautifully after about 12 to 18 months, and then cellar out to around five years in the correct environment....more » Food MatchesFull flavoured chardonnays are great food wines, especially richly flavoured meat dishes such as lamb, pork and duck, and seafood - crayfish, salmon and trout. Accompanying sauces could include citrus, apple, nuts, mushrooms and aromatic herbs.
Winemkers notes: This vineyard always has a bit of colour: Pale in the glass at bottling, but will slowly deepen with time. Profound! A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and spicy oak. Powerful! This is a big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture...more » and length.
Very pale gold in the glass at bottling, but will slowly deepen with time.
A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and subtle oak.
This is a medium weight, rich Chardonnay. It has sweet fruit, beautiful texture and len...more »gth.
CellaringAlready approachable, but will cellar happily into the medium term in a cool environment. Food MatchesThe oak ageing makes this wine an excellent match with full flavoured rich dishes, in particular poultry, pork, salmon and crayfish. Suggested Wine List DescriptionA stylish Chardonnay, mouth-filling and smooth. Not heavy, but with great depth of flavour, it shows maturity balancing sweet citrus and grapefruit aromas with delicate oak and nut overtones. Everything lingers neatly on the finish.
Richly fragrant, youthful and creamy, with a tight array of intense grapefruit, peach and fig flavours, it shows lovely delicacy and depth. A lovely expression of Gisborne Chardonnay fruit forward and flavoursome. Lifted citrus, floral and peaches on the nose followed&n...more »bsp;by a full, rich palate showing round, silky text and well balanced acidity. “Top vintages represent Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest” – Michael Cooper.
The 2016 Lucky Lizard is a savoury and nuanced version of this noble variety. Citrus, green apple and sea spray notes are offered up courtesy of the cool climate Adelaide Hills and its accompanying geologies. Roasted nuts and a hint of brioche are a subtle nod to the very selective and restrained us...more »e of premium quality French oak barrels. This host of flavours is backed by a chiselled, dart like acidity that initially maintains a tight grip on the palate, gently ceding with air and warmth to allow the wines natural richness to emerge. Restrained yet layered with flavour and texture. Classic Chardonnay.
Pristine fruit was hand harvested off our estate vineyard and barrel fermented to produce a rich and complex Chardonnay. Notes of vanilla, toast and mixed spice complement the stone fruit and citrus notes of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. ageing potential 3-5 years. The wine will compliment fish, chi...more »cken and pork dishes.
The inviting bouquet shows yellow peach, mango, vanilla & hazelnut characters with hints of nougat & butterscotch. The palate is succulent and beautifully minded and offers ripe fruit intensity and creamy texture on the palate.
Kahurangi's flagship wine which is well structured, rich and intense wine with lemon, melon aromas combine with an integrated tropical fuit palate with a lingering subtle oak finish. Cellar To be enjoyed now or will cellar well until 2022
Bright, light golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and elegant with a taut core of white florals and minerals and a touch of salinity. The aromatics show excellent clarity with finesse and building intensity and detail with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full ...more »bodied, the palate has penetrating and vigorous flavours of white florals and white stonefruits, entwined with subtle citrus fruit elements, minerals and nuances of saline. The palate possesses light phenolic textures forming a positive line with balanced acid freshness lending a degree of poise. The flavours carry to an elegant, lingering finish of florals and stonefruits. This is an intense and vibrant dry Albarino with white floral and stonefruit flavours along with minerals and saline notes on a fine-textured palate. Serve with seafood, and with fine Asian fare- Raymond Chan wine reviews- 5*****
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