Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Te Mania

Te Mania Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 Nelson
Lush and very fruity with fine red fruits bouquet,wild rose and cherry, some red apple skin and wild strawberry. On the palate - juicy, fresh, fruity, crisp and just dry, medium+ acidity, mineral and light red fruit flavours, very fine tannins and medium+ length. Lovely wine with a fine silky texture. Drink now and through 2018.
90 Points

Te Mania Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Nelson
Vibrant, complex and intriguing bouquet with honeysuckle and spiced laced white fruits with pear, apple, lemon and peach aromas, fresh herbs and sweet bell-pepper, some light lees add texture and shape. On the palate - youthful, fresh, vibrant and fruity, ripe and refreshing acidity, lovely texture and length, some sweet fresh hay and herb moments, a touch of spice and juicy finish. Overall a lovely wine. Drink now and through 2019.
91 Points

Te Mania Pinot Gris 2016 Nelson
Fleshy, fruity, lively and lightly spiced tree fruits with pear skin and apple, a light rounded texture with a softness and charm. On the palate - fleshy, juicy and packed with flavours of fresh pear and apple, some honeysuckle and light lees textures, medium acidity, lovely balanced wine with a juicy fleshy finish. Drink now and through 2018.
88 Points

Te Mania Chardonnay 2015 Nelson
Familiar aromas of roasted stone fruits with nectarine and peach leading, toasty oak, vanilla, raw sugar and cashew; a popcorn and butterscotch layer also present; vibrant and inviting bouquet. On the palate - some classic Chardonnay flavours with a creamy texture, nutty cashew layer, stone fruit and wood spices; yoghurt or cheese note; medium+ (ish) acidity, balanced and well made. Ready to drink or age some more - best from late 2017 through 2021.
92 Points

Te Mania Pinot Noir 2015 Nelson
Definitive and forward bouquet with ripe varietal characteristics, a velvet and plush texture then aromas of red fruits suggesting raspberry, plum and red cherry, some oak spice and stony silty earth tones. On the palate - crisp, tart red fruits, medium+ acidity, moderate oak and spice. A youthful wine with fine though youthful tannins, medium+ length and finish. A wine that needs more time to integrate, but does have potential. Decant for service, best drinking 2018 through 2024.
90 Points

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