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2021 Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

$ 30.00 NZD

One hundred percent old vine Sauvignon Blanc from Renwick and Waihopai Valley Marlborough.

Wonderful aromatics of lime, passionfruit and a warm summer meadow. Lovely delicious palate brimming with gooseberry, fresh lime, and hints of ripe nectarine finishing with a lovely long feel of the stony soils and refreshing salty acidity.

~ 95 Points ~
Ripe, concentrated sauvignon blanc from a very favourable vintage. An aromatic wine with impressive purity and citrus, lime, tropical fruit, red capsicum and gooseberry flavours. Deliciously mouth-watering acidity adds tension and drives a lengthy finish.
- Bob Campbell MW


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2018 Mangatahi Chardonnay

$ 60.00 NZD

One hundred percent barrique fermented old vine Chardonnay from Mangatahi.

Straw colour. Fresh and vibrant with grapefruit, melon, and citrus fruit on the nose with complexing nutty, cashew notes. A savoury, lush and full palate with balancing acidity and tension. Immediately appealing as a young wine but with an obvious ability to age for 5+ years.

~ 96 Points/5 Stars ~
Gorgeously fruited and immensely appealing, the bouquet shows golden peach, nougat, cedar, and brioche characters, followed by a succulent palate that is mouth-filling and expansive. Gracefully opulent yet firmly structured with an extremely long sophisticated finish. At its best: 2022 to 2030. 
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

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2019 Kawarau Pinot Noir

$ 50.00 NZD

One hundred percent barrique aged Pinot Noir from the Gibbston Valley.

Deep plum with purple hues. Bright aromatics of blackberry, plum, black cherry, aniseed, liquorice, cloves and violets. Silky entry of ripe plum and blackberry with a savoury chocolaty backbone. Fine grained tannin and a mineral acidity lead to a long and balanced finish with good focus.

~ 94 Points/Excellent ~
Aromatic and enticing, youthful, fruity and varietal scents of white and dark red raspberry, black currant and fruit spice. Toasty barrel scents of clove and vanilla with a cinnamon and cedar edge layer in complexity while a savoury mineral suggestion reflects Otago and Gibbston. Dry, savoury and fruity with flavours of dried herb and smoky barrel spices, youthful firm-ish tannins, a touch of gun flint and mineral and balanced acid line. Overall a lovely wine that is young and needing some development time. Well made and should be ready for excellent drinking from the end of 2022 or early 2023 through 2029.
- Cameron Douglas

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2019 Omahu Cantera

$ 60.00 NZD

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Franc, inspired by the red wines of spain.

Very dense, almost opaque black cherry colour. Hedonistic aromas of blackcurrant, cigar box, vanilla, cedar and violets provide an overwhelming but composed impact on the nose. The palate is similarly generous with abundant flavours of blueberry, dark plum and blackcurrant alongside a creamy vanilla and warm pastry like texture, delicious fine pencil lead and toast, finishing with the distinctive iodine and stony texture of fine Gimblett Gravels red wine.

~ 93 Points ~
An earthy red with aromas of blackberry, chocolate, cedar and clay. It's full-bodied with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Fleshy and balanced with a long, chewy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and cabernet franc.
- jamessuckling.com

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2020 Heretaunga Chardonnay

$ 40.00 NZD

100% hand-harvested fruit was whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in a blend of new and aged French oak barriques and puncheons.

Bright pale straw colour with lemon tinges. Lovely fresh aromas of white fleshed peach, freshly roasted cashews and a hint of toasted brioche. The palate is immediately open with ripe stonefruit and confit lemon flavours surrounded by a lovely creamy texture, a hint of fine oak, finishing long with a savoury, flinty twist. Great cellaring potential.

Drink now through 2028.

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2020 Heretaunga Cabernet Franc

$ 40.00 NZD

Old vine, beautifully ripe Cabernet Franc from our Bridge Pa and Mahu vineyards, traditionally fermented on skins, aged in fine French oak barriques.

Vibrant moderate ruby colour. Lovely aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis, red flowers, spice and a hint of tobacco and blackcurrant leaf. The palate is medium weight with fresh raspberry, plum and sweet herb flavours balanced by a lovely seam of vanilla and cedar from both fruit and oak maturation. Long and graceful.

Delicious early drinking and through 2026.

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2020 Omahu Cantera

$ 80.00 NZD

Dar, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc, traditionally fermented, barrique aged in fine French and American oak for 18 months.

Dense almost opaque black cherry colour. A complex hedonistic nose of warm stones, black orchard fruit, cassis, cocoa, tobacco, vanilla and cedar. The palate is rich, dense and generous without being sweet or overt, with the flavours reflecting the nose alongside a distinctive fine gravelly texture and twist of steel.

Incredible cellaring potential although will always be delicious.

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2020 Omahu Syrah

$ 80.00 NZD

Sensational dark, ripe Syrah from our Gimblett Gravels vineyards, traditionally fermented on skins, aged in fine French oak barrique and ovals for 18 months. 

Dense brooding black cherry colour. The nose is intoxicating with aromas of blackberry, cocoa, minerals, iodine and the distinctive sandalwood of fine Gimblett Gravels Syrah. The palate is rich, dense brooding spicey black fruited with a fine thread of blueberry, vanilla and cedar from oak and fruit. The finish is long, fine and gravelly.

Cellar through until 2050 if you are patient.

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