Saturday, 1 November 2014


Aronui Pinot Gris 2014 Single Vineyard Nelson 14.5%
Varietal, generous, fruity and attractive bouquet of ripe pear and apple fruits, some apricot blossom and wet stone mineral suggestions.
On the palate - just dry with a texture, nice core of fruit and balance; medium+ acidity and length - a wine that finishes as strong as it begins. Balanced and well made with a spice flick on the finish.
4.5 Stars

Aronui Albarino 2014 Single Vineyard Nelson 13%
Quite punchy and fruity on the nose with aromas of red apple and peach and a hint of spice. On the palate - dry and tasty with a texture driven beginning - chalky; then the citrus flavor kicks in with a lemon peel suggestion; medium++ acidity, some white floral suggestions, medium length and finish. Should age well and am looking forward to trying this wine again in 12 months.
3 Stars

Aronui Gruner Veltliner 2014 Single Vineyard Nelson 13.5%
A light and delicate bouquet of chalky and mineral laced white fruits, a hint of pineapple and apple with citrus overtones; a bouquet with all the hall marks of GV in a mild and quiet package.
On the palate - dry, minerally and chalky with apple and lemon flavors, a touch of vegetal - celery like flavor. Medium++ acidity, medium length and finish. Overall well made and food friendly.
3.5 Stars

Aronui Riesling 2014 Nelson 12%
Varietal, delicate, attractive and familiar bouquet of Riesling: lemon-laced white flowers, crisp green apple and mandarin peel - very nice!
On the palate - off-dry with some Kabinett level RS, high acidity and packed with Riesling flavors of apricot, apple and citrus; high(ish) acidity, medium+ length, balanced and well made. Nice work!
5 Stars

Aronui Pinot Noir 2012 Single Vineyard Nelson 13.5%
Fruity and rich in Pinosity with wild and tame red fruits of raspberry and red cherry, perhaps a little fruit cake, red florals and light oaky complexity.
On the palate - dry with dusty and fine grained tannins and medium+ acidity; there's quite a bite to the fruits on the second taste - time still needed to bring this wine into harmony. That said - very drinkable now - am just being pedantic. Medium finish, well made.
3.5 Stars

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