Sunday, 20 December 2015

Mahana Estate

Mahana Estate 'Clays and Gravels' Pinot Noir 2013 Nelson
Vibrant and distinctive bouquet with aromas of light red berry fruits especially red and dark red cherry; light to moderate mineral and silty soil suggestions; mild to moderate oak influences; overall enticing and elegant. On the palate - fruity, dry, elegant and silky; lovely texture and fine tannins, medium+ acidity and length, great balance and finish.
91 Points

Mahana Estate 'Clays and Gravels' Riesling 2014 Nelson
'Classic' Riesling bouquet with aromas of crisp green apple, lemon and grapefruit; white flowers and steely almost silty mineral. On the palate - just dry with a nudge of sugar, lots of acidity forcing the wine into a dry finish and emphasising the mineral; plenty of lemon and apple flavours and a distinctive flavour of lime. Moderate to moderate + length, well made and suitable as an aperitif; drinking now and through 2021.

91 Points

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