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World Wine – Made with Gewürztraminer, Riesling& Pinot Gris – this is an exemplary wine and master class in cofermentation, style and balance. Aromas and flavours of exotic tropical fruits, fresh citrus and apple, white flowers and spice. Equally intense and fruity on the palate with myriad flavours of fresh white fleshed fruits, citrus and tropical. Refreshing acid line carries flavours and a firm youthful mouthfeelthrough to a lengthy finish. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025. 96 points. Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com
World Wine – "#1 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc "A full-bodied Sauvignon that fills the mouth with an array of fresh fruit flavors, from Braeburn apples and lemon to pineapple and green capsicum. There's good substance here, giving you something to get your teeth into while the acidity creates an energy almost like a headlight's full beam turned on in your mouth. Bloody good." - Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)
Huon Hooke – "From the well-drained fertile soils of Dillons Point. Rich, concentrated sauvignon blanc with green capsicum, passionfruit, subtle box hedge flavours and a pleasing saline-mineral character. Good purity and mouth-watering, fruity acidity." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)
The Wine Front – Has bare-bones DNA of herbal, grassy notes with mescal, pepper over stone fruits and passionfruit. There's a sniff of wild stuff in briar, warm cashews, honey-on-toast and something like pot pourri. Palate is trim and given good curves from chalky fringes and limey acidity. It's deeply flavoured yet courses with power. Tight, lean, needs a decant it feels, or at least, several years in cellar. Architectural sauvignon blanc, with pleasure. 94 points, 2016-2029
World Wine – Beautiful fruit perfume, clipped with cut grass and a touch of Thai spice, think lemongrass and ginger, and leads to a citrussy, tangy palate of coursing, tightly wound fruit. Refreshing, gently spicy, touch chalky in texture for interest, grassy but not green; it's a fantastic release that offers quintessence of Marlborough, with added pizzazz. Drink on.
Wine Enthusiast – This wine captures the passion fruit notes typical of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, then underscores them with a silky textural element. Hints of white nectarine and celery stalk add nuance to the long, white-grapefruit-inflected finish.
World Wine – Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with softly packed and concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit, tropical fruits and fresh herbs. The nose has softness in presentation with intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses softly concentrated and moderately full, mouthwatering flavours of pungent passionfruit and tropical fruits with fresh herb detail. The fruit sweetness is balanced by light, dry, phenolic textures and structure, with integrated, fresh, lacy acidity. As the wine flows the flavours gently recede to a light, lingering, passionfruity finish. This is a balanced Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, tropical fruit and herb flavours on a dry-textured, mouthwatering palate and an elegant finish. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit predominantly from the ‘Home’ vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS. 17/20 Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews July 2017
World Wine – Pure, focused, varietal and enticing bouquet with aromas of red and green apple, pear and sweet lemon. It’s also very floral and mineral with white blossoms and artesian water scents. On the palate - equally pure with fruit flavours, flowers, fruit spices and minerals that reflect the nose. Very youthful and precise with salivating acidity and satin mouthfeel. A delicious wine - perfect as an aperitif, balanced with a lengthy dry finish. Best drinking from today and through 2031+. 94 points. Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com
James Suckling – There's much at play here, it has a hazelnutty edge on the nose with flinty, restrained and dialled back citrusy fruit presence, minerally and stony, dried flowers too, clever wine. The palate has a level of weight and texture more associated with Chablis, very long, piercing, focused and glossy tight-wrapped fruit here. Great.
World Wine – Ripe, fruity, varietal, floral and gently spicy bouquet. Aromas and flavours of white nectarine and Asian pear, yellow apple and lychee nut. A fine complex layer of tangerine and lemon peel, blossoms and white pepper add complexity and depth. Silky texture with plenty of acidity to contrast a core of fruit flavours. A gentle warming alcohol carries the flavours and textures through a lengthy finish. Excellent example in a drier style, balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2024+. 94 points. Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com
The Wine Front – Softer style, with richness of flavour and almost creamy to taste. There’s gooseberries, lime, subtle whiff of tomato bush and thistle, but it’s more about fruit than shrubbery. Chalky feel, juicy fruit, and a lime and snow pea infused finish of good length. Altogether good. Composed and stylish.
The Wine Front – Organic-biodynamic farmed vineyards at Seresin. Less is more winemaking applied in winery. One of those wines that had me from ‘hello’. Glossy, delicate pinot noir of cherry and cherry pip vibe. Pretty floral-berry perfume, light and juicy feel in the palate with some silky tannin lending shape and a touch of judicious firmness. Mouthwatering kind of stuff here. It’s so easy to drink this, and hard not to see the understated class. If anything, just a touch dilute in personality, but the drinkability here makes up for it.
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The Wine Front – Dark cherry, aniseed, earth, spicy cinnamon oak on show, plenty of spice. Medium bodied, but firmly tannic, with a black tea character, ‘minerality’ aplenty, ginger biscuit, intense and driving, with serious length leaving a fan of tannin in its wake. Needs at least three years in bottle. Serious stuff.
World Wine – Full, even, dark, black-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. This has a full, rich nose of ripe black cherry and black-berried fruits with notes of liquorice and lifted spicy oak, entwined with fine black herb and savoury whole bunch stalk perfumes. The nose has real intensity and vitality. Medium-full bodied, the palate is wonderfully rich and succulent with flavours of ripe black cherry and black-berried fruits, along with blackberry compote and a layering of spicy oak, with well-integrated whole bunch stalk elements and dark herb detail. The fruit sweetness and richness is balanced by very fine-grained powdery tannin extraction, and the palate is enlivened by fresh, vibrant acidity lending vitality and energy. The wine carries to a very long, lingering finish of black fruits, liquorice and spices. This is a succulently rich and vibrant, black-fruited Pinot Noir with layers of spice, oak, dark herbs and whole cluster complexities on a very fine-grained, fresh palate. Match with Middle Eastern lamb dishes and most game meats over the next 8-9+ years. 19.5/20 Points Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, April 2017
Wine Spectator – This powerful wine is tightly wound yet very expressive, with plenty of torque to the plum and blood orange flavors at the core, slowly revealing details of cedar, tobacco, cumin seed, rosemary and black tea. Everything sings in harmony on the long finish. Drink now through 2027.