Friday, 23 December 2016

Waimea Family Estate Wines

Waimea Family Estate Wines Gruner Veltliner 2016 Nelson
Fruity, fresh, varietal and distinctive bouquet show pineapple (tin), apple, lemon and white peach, some typical vegetal notes of radish and snow pea (quite quiet), a sfot spicy layer. On the palate - crisp, dry and fruity reflecting all the flavours described for the nose; more peppery and vegetal on the palate - which I like - stelly acidity and lengthy finish. Great balance. Drink now and through 2018.
88 Points

Waimea Family Estate Wines Gewurztraminer 2015 Nelson
Voluptuous, fragrant and enticing bouquet of flowers, spice and ripe fruits; apple and white pears, white peach and fleshy Asian pear, just enough exotic tones. On the palate - off dry to begin with but eventually finishes dry; flavours of exotic fruits return, spices and warming alcohol along with a lengthy finish make for very nice drinking indeed. Great balance and finish. Drink now and through 2020.
90 Points

Waimea Family Estate Wines Pinot Rosé 2016 Nelson
Very fruity, ripe and classic - packed with aromas of strawberry and red apple skin, some stony mineral notes and a light crushed rose layer. On the palate - juicy, fresh, fruity and just dry on the finish; persistent flavours of light red berry fruits and peach, medium+ acidity and persistent flavours overall. Drink now and through 2017.
88 Points

Waimea Family Estate Wines Pinot Noir 2015 Nelson
Lovely calm beginning of a varietal Pinot Noir with aromas of red and dark red cherry, some plum, toasty oak and vanilla spice, loads of silty mineral making for a complex bouquet overall. On the palate - varietal, fruity and dry with flavours of dark cherry and spicy plum, medium toasty oak, fine tannins and medium+ acidity. Balanced and definitely well made example.
91 Points

Waimea Family Estate Wines 'Trev's Red' 2015 Nelson
Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Viognier
Very fruity and quite fragrant too with aromas of red currant and black raspberry, some peppery spice notes and rose. On the palate - juicy, fruity and dry; flavours of plum and red currants, raspberry and some peppery notes, very easy tannins, medium acidity and balanced medium length and finish. Drink now and through 2018.
88 Points

Waimea Family Estate Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Nelson
Vibrant and expressive bouquet of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, some tropical fruit aromas and grassy layers. On the palate - equally vibrant, fruity, fresh and dry; flavours of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, plenty of crisp acidity and classic lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2018.

91 Points

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