The nose has plentiful aromas of black current, raspberry, spicy dark plums and suggestions of mushroom. Attractive dried herb notes are also in attendance Upfront the palate is red and dark fruits with lots of cherries and strawberries. A pleasantly textured wine with fine tannins and a medium weight. An easy drinking Pinot Noir with intensity and a very good spicy length
From a biodynamic vineyard in Martinborough, this Syrah is a ripe and smooth wine with black cherry and plum flavours and a touch of peppery spice and tar.
Deep red in colour with a youthful rim, the Delta Pinot is perfumed and delicate on the nose, with aromas of ripe cherry, violet and a hint of spiced plums. On the palate it is silky at first, then gains concentration with good structure, juicy but focused fruit character and fine, tightly knit tannins.
The 2013 vintage was awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2016 edition review of New Zealand Pinot Noir (see blue link below). The 2013 vintage has now sold out across the UK. We realise that customers may want to draw their own conclusions regarding the applicability of that review to the 2014 vintage, so include fiches techniques for the two years.
An intensely fragrant Marlborough Pinot - full of juicy black cherries and the sweet scent of homemade strawberry jam, intermingled with more savoury suggestions and a hint of sarsaparilla. The firm but finely structured palate blends red and black fruits with chary, smoky oak and rich liquorice. This is a deliciously aromatic wine with concentrated varietal character.
A vibrant ruby red colour. Inviting and layered on the nose, with aromas of red berry fruits, dark cherries with a hint of well-integrated oak. Flavours of fresh strawberry and cherry burst in the mouth, which is given depth by the nuances of sweet, smoky oak. The fine structure of this wine has good firm tannins giving it length and weight.
Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2016 edition review of New Zealand Pinot Noir (see blue link below).
The Mansion House bay range of wines that are produced by the well known wine company Whitehaven are named after Mansion House Bay, the sheltered cove on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland. This is where Governor Sir George Grey once resided and entertained in stately splendour (1852-1888) in his rambling heritage-listed home, known curiously as Mansion House.
Bright plum and cherry fruit flavours,cedar and oak spice together with underlining earthy and game complexities on the nose. A medium bodied wine with a svelte,velvety texture, supporting dark berry fruit flavours and a soft, fine finish. This wine goes particularly well with spicy Chinese food as well as more traditional duck and pork dishes.