Sunday, 27 November 2016

Mud House Sub-Region Series

Mud House Sub-Region Series

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Rapaura, Marlborough
Classic Marlborough SB bouquet, punchy and distinctive aromas of fresh herbs, nettles, box wood and tropical fruits; cold stone mineral and a hint of green bell-pepper. On the palate - punchy, crisp, fruity and dry on the finish; flavours of fresh herb, grapefruit and some tropical layers, bell-pepper and a hint of white pepper spice to finish. Lots to like - easy to drink.
90 Points

Mud House Pinot Gris 2016, Grovetown, Marlborough
Juicy, fleshy, ripe and packed with aromas of tree fruit with yellow apple, pear juice and honey. A light lees and pear skin layer add some depth. Follows through on the palate well with flavours of fresh apple and Asian pear, a hint of spice and mix of textures from smooth to lightly creamy, balanced and well made in a drink now style.
88 Points

Mud House Chardonnay 2015, Omaka, Marlborough
Full-bodied bouquet with aromas of toasty vanilla scented wood, roasted stone fruits, a nutty leesy complexity and familiar burnt butter & malo effect. On the palate - creamy texture with medium acidity and flavours of stone fruits, a hint of grapefruit then buttery vanilla oak moments; dry on the finish with medium+ complexity and length. Balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2018. 
90 Points

Mud House Pinot Rosé 2016, Burleigh, Marlborough
Very fragrant, soft and gentle aromas of strawberry, cherry, plum and watermelon; a rose-hip layer adds depth to a clean and refreshing bouquet. On the palate -  off dry with some residual sweetness emphasizing the ripe red berry fruit flavours and some rose; medium+ (ish) acidity and juicy moderate finish. Balanced and well made in a drink now or through Summer 2017 style.
88 Points

Mud House Pinot Noir 2015, The Narrows, Marlborough
Distinctive bouquet with plenty of Pinosity - dark cherry, plum, toasty and woody with roasted vanilla pod and a mix of newer oak scents; youthful, fresh and lively overall. On the palate - ripe, fruity, balanced and dry; flavours of plum and cherry fruits laced with toasty oak and vanilla, some brown baking spice moments, mild tannins and medium+ acidity. Drink and now and through 2020.
89 Points

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