Thursday, 3 December 2015


Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough
Glover Family Vineyards
Distinctive, pungent and generous of fruit aromas  - white peach and citrus, sweet hay and wet stone, lively and alluring. On the palate - crisp, dry and fruity with lots of citrus and stone fruit flavours, high acidity and light weight appeal, balanced and well made.88 Points

Zephyr MKIII Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough N000482
Glover Family Vineyards
Enticing bouquet of spice and ripe fruit, a hint of lees and sweat, sweet hay and ripe citrus, quince and apple fruit make a brief appearance. On the palate - dry, fruity, lively and packed with texture as well as flavour; lots of zesty citrus moments, apple and quince, medium stony mineral and enegrised acidity, great balance and length. Drink now and through 2017.90 Points

Zephyr Riesling 2015 Marlborough
Glover Family Vineyards
Floral, fresh and fruity with sweet apple, pear and citrus aromas, some stony mineral moments and calm completeness. On the palate - lots of texture with a mealy layer lead by the acidity, ripe tree fruit and citrus flavours, floral, stony and loaded with flavour - a mandarin and lime note; great balance and length. Complete and drinkable now and through 2020.91 Points

Zephyr Gewurztraminer 2015 Marlborough
Glover Family Vineyards
Fragrant, juicy, lush and lively sweet fruit aromas of white stone fruit, some tropical moments, juicy red apple and a spicy floral core; overall quite calm and serene. On the palate - fruity, warm, generous and spicy; some white pepper and warming alcohol are equaled by a richly flavoured palate with sweet lemon, apple and white fleshed stone fruit flavours, medium to medium+ acidity, generous and lengthy finish. Chill for service today and through 2017.88 Points

Zephyr Chardonnay 2014 Marlborough
Glover Family Vineyards
Familiar bouquet of orchard fruits and vanilla scented  - roasted stone fruit and ripe grape fruit, light toasty oak offering a gentle smoke and vanilla pod scents; moderate complexity. On the palate - youthful, firm, dry; oak flavours first then orchard fruits follow; some citrus and stone fruit flavours emerge last, medium+ acidity, noticeable oak toasty moments and medium to medium+ weight; some leesy almost lactic tones add texture and complexity. Overall a tasty wine showing its youthful side. Decant for service or cellar for another 1-3 years at least. A wine with potential.89 Points

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