Sacred Hill Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2014 13.5%
Spice, butterscotch, honey and peach; a mix of gentle, but obvious wood spice and caramelised sugar notes; honeysuckle and ripe stone fruits add depth and complexity; overall an expressive and familiar bouquet. On the palate - dry, moderately rich in flavour and texture; a gentle creamy texture is overpowered by the vibrant and tense youth of this example; light oak signature and medium+ length.
As usual a very well made and thoughtful wine from the Sacred Hill team.
Sacred Hill Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 13.5%
Toasty, brown spice, warm light red fruits - fresh and baked; varietal, forward; Pinot Noir bouquet. On the palate - dry, youthful, tense, vibrant tannin and acid centered texture; cherry and plum with other light red fruit suggestions. Overall a very nice wine that needs decanting or a large glass or 12 months in cellar.