Tuesday, 19 December 2017


Aronui SV Pinot Noir 2015 Nelson
Very fruity, youthful and vibrant bouquet of Pinot Noir with aromas of crunchy red cherry and berry fruits; dark raspberry and sweet red plum suggestions; some toasty oak and vanilla scents emerge with a light silty mineral undertone. On the palate – dry, crunchy, firmly textured and youthful; moderate tannins are contrasted by lively acidity; flavours or red berries, cranberry, cherry and raspberry, a light red apple note then a return to mineral and toasty oak – but well placed and not too much. A nice example of a Pinot slowly knitting flavours and textures together. Best from 2018 through 2026.
92 Points

Aronui Chardonnay 2015 nelson
Strong bouquet of chardonnay with loads of vanilla and peach scents, red apple, some quince and silty chalk-like mineral notes. Some obvious woodiness, youthful and engaging complexity. Dry, almost full-bodied, flavours of peaches and red apple, some quince and apricot, vanilla and fresh oak-wood. Fine tannins and plenty of acidity, balanced, youthful, well-made. Drink now and through 2024.

90 Points

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