SOHO 'Carter' Chardonnay 2016 Waiheke Island (Auckland)
Exacting and to the point bouquet with a vibrant texture (shape) coupled with aromas of grapefruit and peach, oak and apple; oak tones suggest some new barrel. On the palate - gentle creamy texture and flavours that reflect the nose especially peach and apple followed by grapefruit, light spicy wood tones, plenty of acidity enhancing the textures; decent length and finish; well made and showing complexity now that should develop over time. Drink now and through 2020.
SOHO 'Jonny' Chardonnay 2015 Marlborough
Attractive and fresh fruited bouquet of Chardonnay with aromas of orchard fruits, red apple and mild spice. On the palate - custard and cream, peaches and apple, crisp, firm and with a dry finish and easy by the glass choice; mild spice and medium+ weight and light creamy textures.
SOHO 'Maren' Riesling 2016 Marlborough
Ripe Meyer lemon laced with green apple and white blossom, this wine has always impressed with its mineral and fruit laden bouquet; a calm leesy note adds depth and complexity. On the palate - precise, elegant, minerally and packed with citrus and white peach, apple and wet stone; searing acidity and long finish, a great example of Marlborough Riesling.
SOHO 'Stella' Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough
Pungent and distinctive boquet of 'Classic' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with fresh herbs, grass, passion fruit and green apple. On the palate - crisp, dry, fruity and dry - a classically styled SB with all the power and thrust expected of this variety and origin; loads of acidity and fruit with light+ body and lengthy finish. Balanced and well made.
SOHO 'Peggy' Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough
Plush, juicy, fleshy and forward aromas of SB with peaches and tropical fruits, hay and herbs. On the palate - equally fruity with a fruit salad of flavours from apples to peaches to tropical fruits - all laced with a little fresh herb and herbaceousness. Plenty of acidity and presence leading to a just dry finish.