Clearview Estate Winery 'Te Awanga' Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Hawke's Bay
Distinctive and forward bouquet with aromas of ripe grape fruit and other citrus with suggestions of tangerine and wild peach; hay and other herbaceous moments and a distinctive saltiness - which I really like. On the palate - dry with some very ripe peach and citrus flavours, a touch tropical fruit flavour and lots of acidity; generous, that salt-lick returns; flavourful and very easy to drink; well made and drinkable now and through 2017.
Clearview Estate Winery 'Endeavour' Chardonnay 2013 Hawke's Bay
Significant bouquet - bold and complex with aromas of brioche, baked stone fruits, raw brown sugar, toasty barrel spices and a stone clay mineral undercurrent. On the palate - complex, rich, spicy, bold, immensely flavourful and packed with texture - a key feature. Flavours reflect what the nose suggests; plenty of acidity and bite of oak; long creamy finish with a saltiness and almost cheesy leesy feel - fantastic! Decant for service please - totally drinkable now, but will also cellar and reward for best drinking from 2017 - 2025