Brick Bay Pinot Gris 2015 Matakana
Fragrant and alluring bouquet of spiced white tree fruit - pears and apples, blossom and green tea with a light minerality. On the palate - just dry with a light rush of sweetness that morphs into a crisp, fruity and lightly dry wine on the finish; flavours of tree fruit and spice return with a lengthy finish, great balance and well made.
Brick Bay Martello Rock 2013: Malbec/Cabernet Franc/Merlot Matakana
Loads of ripe red berry fruits with wild cherry and raspberry and boysenberry; violets, clay and oak all seeking attention; very youthful bouquet overall with plenty of energy and power. On the palate - dry, firm, fruity and youthful with plenty of acidity and fine to firm tannins taking charge; flavours of red fruits and violets return - leading to a firm yet fine finish. Decant for service or continue to cellar.
Brick Bay Pharos 2013: Petit Verdot/Malbec/Merlot Matakana
Dark, broody, rich and intense bouquet of blackberry and blueberry fruits, toasty oak shot with vanilla and brown spices, quite complex and very youthful. On the palate - equally intense, powerfully fruity and loaded with flavour and texture; firm ripe tannins, medium+ acidity; lots of tension and impact, quite complex with a long finish. Delicious!