Blackenbrook 2019 Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir

I first tasted this wine several months ago not long after it was bottled and thought  it was an exceptional wine at the time, with extra time in the bottle my opinion hasn't changed. While Pinot Noir can be light and floral this example is a delicious, powerful wine with lots of character and intrigue. From the initial intense fruit to the layers of smoky oak and juicy acidity this is a determined wine, it has presence and character.

Blackenbrook 2019 Family Reserve Nelson Chardonnay

This Blackenbrook Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay represents a full style with obvious oak that balances the fruit intensity nicely. Lovely butterscotch flavours upfront are enticing but it's the balance of intense flavours, oak and ripe acidity that makes this wine special.

Blackenbrook 2019 Family Reserve Nelson Gewurztraminer

This reserve gewurztraminer from Blackenbrook Vineyards is a wine with spicy character, ginger heat is wrapped around delicate cooked pear flavours. The wine is medium/dry in style with about 12 gm residual sugar. The high natural sugar level has also resulted in a firm alcohol level. Rather than being overly intense and rich this is bright and fresh while retaining classic Gewurztraminer flavour.

Neudorf Rosie's Block Moutere Albarino Single Vineyard 2020

the layers of flavour that make it immediately attractive. The richness belies the off-dry to dry nature of the wine with a distinct saline character in the finish makes it a perfect match with cooked seafood. 

Middle-Earth Albarino 2020

This is a lovely expression of Nelson-produced Albarino, the acidity is ripe and juicy while the stonefruit and citrus flavours are complimented by a seaside-like texture. Perfect with fresh shellfish this summer

Lake Chalice Plume Pinot Noir 2017

Plush sweet red cherry flavours upfront are quickly balanced with soft spice and a hint of rich liquorice in the long finish that is rounded out with lashings of juicy acidity.

Neudorf Tiritiri Chardonnay 2019

From the first smell you know this is a wine crafted by the talented team at Neudorf, it reflects the familial characters we have come to expect from Neudorf wines

Lake Chalice Plume Chardonnay 2016

This is a powerful yet incredibly well balanced wine. Rich upfront with delightful lemon citrus in the very long, juicy finish. 

Seifried Nelson Gewurztraminer 2020

The mouthfeel and weight of this wine is medium in intensity rather than being too rich but is still mouthfilling. This allows the delicate lychee and ginger flavours to sparkle on the palate.