Saturday, 16 May 2015

Down to Earth

Down to Earth Turanga Creek Organic Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013
Ripe white and green pear aromas with apple and lemon skin with a hint of white floral. On the palate - dry and quite crisp with moderate fruit concentration and a lean finish.
Recommended

Left Field

Left Field Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Pungent, vibrant and lively with lots of fresh and vibrant fruit aromas - a mix of tree and tropical fruits, light white spice, mild herbaceous qualities. On the palate - dry fresh crisp and lively with high acidity and fresh tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple laced with crisp red apple. Balanced and well made.
4 Stars

Left Field

Left field East Coast Pinot Gris 2014
Ripe, generous and fruity and lifted aromas of sweet pear and apple, some white florals and citrus layer. On the palate - just dry with lots of juicy and ripe white fleshed fruits, lemon and citrus flavors with higher acidity adding to a crisp and vibrant finish. Well made.
3.5 Stars

Jules Taylor

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014
White fruits of pear and sweet apple, lemon and even a touch of lemonade memory with a sweet highlight. On the palate - dry with flavors of white fruits and white spice, grated apple, hints of white pepper; medium+ acidity and a light(ish) creamy finish.
3.5 Stars

Jules Taylor

Jules Taylor Wines OTQ Series Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Quite a soft mineral centered bouquet with white florals and white fleshed fruits; a mild tropical note and soft herbal quality reminds me that this is still Marlborough fruit speaking. On the palate  - just dry, very crisp, fresh and lively palate with spice, pepper and vibrant fruit qualities. Flavors of white fleshed fruit, sweet grass and citrus especially grape fruit; high acidity and a moderate wet stone mineral quality; lovely texture and length.
4.5 Stars

Friday, 15 May 2015

Moss Wood

Moss Wood 'Wilyabrup' Margaret River 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 
Fantastic bouquet of dark red berry fruits, spice, chocolate, leather and rock enriched with new oak and oak spices, complex and inviting. On the palate - dry, firm rich and fruity with a core of black fruit, oak, chocolate brown spices and personality; high tannins, medium+ acidity and a core of fruit that adds length to an already complex and lengthy finish. A pleasure to taste and review.
5 Stars

Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2014
A ripe, generous and fruity core with white peach and pear, some apple and a touch of sweet cider. On the palate - off dry and dense with fruit suggesting white pepper spiced pear and apple with a lemon note and light steely acid back bone, balanced and well made.
3 Stars