Saturday, 13 December 2014


Selaks Founders Limited Edition Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2014 13.5%
A rich and lush bouquet of ripe white fleshed fruit - nectarine and peach; pear skin and an oily rich suggestion; lightly spiced. On the palate - as the nose suggests - rich and lush with lots of fruits intensity and white spice; medium+ acidity, medium weight; a strong persistent finish; balanced and well made. Enjoy now and through 2015.
4 Stars

Selaks Founders Limited Edition Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 13%
The varietal signature of fresh herbs, tropical fruits and citrus bound together in a vibrant and giving bouquet are all present and accounted for in this example - though softer and mild with an elegant unfurling. On the palate - crisp, quite dry and full of the flavors described above; high youthful acidity is tempered by a touch of sugar, but mostly ripe fruit; balanced, longish finish and memorable flavors.
4.5 Stars

Selaks Founders Limited Edition Hawke's Bay Gimblett Gravels 2013 Merlot 14%
A really calming and pleasant bouquet of soft red berry fruits lead by plums of all colors and styles; softer more elegant use of oak with hints of vanilla and light toast. On the palate - dry with classic flavors of plums and some black fruits; the wood shows more on the palate with toastier impact; tannins are very obvious yet ripe with medium+ intensity - a wine for the cellar or decanting for early service; the finish is ripe and slightly sweet with a vanilla note. Well made and a shining star for the Limited Edition range.
4.5 Stars

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