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New Zealand Wines

As we all know only too well New Zealand wines are all too often talked about as though the growers are solely focused on the Sauvignon Blanc. We remember fondly the excitement when Cloudy Bay

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New Zealand Wines

As we all know only too well New Zealand wines are all too often talked about as though the growers are solely focused on the Sauvignon Blanc. We remember fondly the excitement when Cloudy Bay under the tutelage of David Hohnen captured the imagination of the world’s wine journalists in the early eighties and the legendary Oz Clarke, wine journalist extraordinaire, helped through the spotlight of vinous attention on the Marlborough region in New Zealand, the rest is history as the saying goes. 


We are particularly proud to work with the wines of Auntsfield in Marlborough who can claim to be the smallest and oldest winery in New Zealand and believe us their estate Sauvignons and Chardonnays are exemplary. No tinned asparagus or bell pepper here rather glorious vibrant passion fruit.


Yes of course we stock the Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc and Cloudy Bay, Dog Point as they are unquestionably some of the reference wines and worthy of inclusion in our range. 


Dog Point 2019 attracts the following review:


Dog Point 2019“Very slightly reductive, struck-match nose and extra-bright fruit with strong passion fruit aromas and a certain amount of delicacy. Chalky finish. Lots of interest here. Very youthful and energetic indeed”.Complimenti!  Jancis Robinson Rated 17 points.


For Southern hemisphere Pinot Noir enthusiasts, the brilliant biodynamic wines of Rippon estate Central Otago are sensational. The Rippon Emma’s Block Pinot Noir 2011 is really quite special. The Pinot Noirs of Marlborough stars Auntsfield and Greywacke are also a must to check out.


If you are a Chardonnay fan the wines of Kumeu wines from North Island in New Zealand are really worth checking out.

Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 attracts the following review:


A mix of power and detail, with concentrated peach, apricot and pear flavors at the core, featuring nuances of sesame seed, white flowers, fresh ginger and lime zest set on a smooth and extremely juicy frame. Drink now. 1,100 cases made”  Wine Spectator 92 points.


Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay 2018 attracts the following review:


Quite a 'stony' nose and already lots of fun. Seems more than a year more evolved than the 2019. At a very nice stage now. Fresh and minerally and super-crisp but quite satisfying and not meagre at all. Super-clean. Just right for current drinking. If only all white burgundy offered this accessibility (I'm talking both price and taste). Really quite long. A neat, complete wine. At the moment I prefer this to the more intense but unformed Rays Road 2019.” Jancis Robinson 17 points.

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