Saturday, 1 November 2014


Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough 12.5%
A vibrant and powerful bouquet of green and golden kiwi fruit, peach blossom, hay and tropical fruit. On the palate - zesty, herbaceous and citrousy with flavors of grapefruit and lemon, some apple and mild tropical fruit flavors; grassy notes too; high youthful acidity, light weight and with a dry finish.
Overall - solid and dependable example.
3.5 Stars

Tohu 'Mugwi Reserve' Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough 13%
The blend of exotic fruits and oak spices is very appealing; ripe nutty peach and citrus aromas, oak spice with hints of vanilla, an herbaceous and grassy varietal signature beneath.
On the palate - dry - this is an oak and fruit centred expression too - SB can find great harmony with oak if measured judiciously - this is one such example, but you have to give it time in glass and not serve it too cold. Medium+ acidity balances nicely agaisnt the creamy side of the oak; balanced and well made with a medium+ finish.
4.5 Stars

Tohu Awatere valley Pinot Gris 2014 Marlborough  13.5%
Lots of varietal markers with sweet pear and pear skin, apple and Asian pear suggestions; a minor spice note and hint of white sugar.On the palate - just dry with flavors that reflect the nose, medium+ acidity and moderate finish. Overall balanced and well made.

Tohu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Marlborough 2013 13%
Fruity, brown spices, bold and inviting bouquet - lots of fresh and wild raspberry aromas with red plum and red apple skin suggestions.
On the palate - dry, very fruity and quite lush with flavors that reflect the nose, lots of red apple skin, plum and fresh red cherry flavors; medium+ acidity, mild ripe tannins, medium length, balanced and well made.
4 Stars

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