Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Zephyr Riesling 2016 Marlborough
by Glover Family Vineyards
Fine and expressive bouquet of fresh green apple, lime flower and mandarin/tangerine, floral, mineral, inviting. On the palate - vibrant, fresh, lively and very crisp with plenty of acidity and a core of ripe citrus and tree fruit flavouts, mineral layer, some spice and while there is some residual sugar the wine finishes dry. Drink now and through 2024. 
93 Points

Looking Back....
Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Marlborough
by Glover Family Vineyards
Fragrant core of toasty bottle development aromas then suggestions of hay, green gauge plum, grapefruit and apple; a honeysuckle note adds further depth; the bouquet of a wine still showing vibrancy and lift. On the palate - dry, crisp and fruity still with flavours of peach and honeysuckle, some toasty notes and sweet bell-pepper, medium acidity, some stone mineral undertones and lengthy finish. A wine that demonstrates Sauvignon Blanc can age and develop remarkable secondary characters - if given the chance.
90 Points

Back to the present ....
Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough
by Glover Family Vineyards
Pungent, vibrant  and packed with aromas of fresh citrus, white peach and red apple, plenty of cold wet stone mineral, tropical fruit layer and fresh basil. On the palate - very fresh, crisp, primary and packed with flavour - grapefruit and apple, pineapple and fresh herb, a hint of white spice and light lees moment adding depth and complexity. Finishes dry a classic example. Drink now and through 2026.
92 Points

Zephyr Pinot Gris 2016 Marlborough
by Glover Family Vineyards
Ripe, fruity, fleshy and loaded with aromas of white peach and pear, yellow apple and honeysuckle. On the palate - equally fleshy and fruity with flavours that reflect the nose, medium+ acidity, balanced warming alcohol, a hint of white pepper and quince, lengthy plump finish. Great balance and well made. Drink now and through 2018.
89 Points

Zephyr Gewurztraminer 2016 Marlborough
by Glover Family Vineyards
Distinctive fragrances of spices and crushed fruits with ginger and clove then apples and white peaches, baked pineapple then flowers. On the palate - creamy, juicy, fleshy, round and soft; flavours of white fleshed fruits, spice and some stony mineral qualities; medium acidity, warming alcohol, lovely balance and length. Drink now and through 2020.
90 Points

Massey Dacta Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough
by Glover Family Vineyards
Pungent, fruity, fresh, herbaceous and lively bouquet of fresh citrus and light tropical fruits with banana passion-fruit, pineapple then apple. On the palate - fresh and lively with lots of crunch fresh fruit flavours of apple, citrus and more pineapple, plenty of acidity and a zippy finish. Balanced and well made

88 Points

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