On the Road with the Grape Guy

Flavours of New Zealand 2018 - Wine Fair

13 Nov 2018

It would seem New Zealand took a lot of my time in 2018 and once again I tasted their wines at this year’s New Zealand wine fair – the stand outs and tastiest wines are below – some with just scores, and some you can link through to for a full review … interesting to note that no Sauvignon Blancs were harmed during my tasting:

Astrolab 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough … *** ½+
Babich 2016 Black Label Pinot Gris, Marlborough … *** ½
Babich 2017 Black Label Pinot Gris, Marlborough … *** ½+
Babich 2016 Black Label Pinot Noir, Marlborough … **** (full review)
Forrest Wines 2017 The Doctor’s Rosé, Marlborough … *** ½

Giesen Estate 2017 Pinot Gris*** ½+
Greywacke 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough … **** (full review)
Kim Crawford 2012 Small Parcels Fizz Sparkling, Marlborough … **** (full review)
Kim Crawford 2016 Chardonnay (unoaked), Marlborough … *** ½
Loveblock 2014 Pinot Gris, Awatere Valley … *** ½+
Loveblock 2014 Pinot Noir Bendigo, Central Otago … *** ½

Te Awanga Estate 2014 Syrah, Hawke’s Bay … *** ½+
Sacred Hill 2016 Orange Label Pinot Noir*** ½
Toi Toi 2016 Clutha Pinot Noir, Central Otago … *** ½+
Whitehaven 2017 Pinot Rosé*** ½+
Whitehaven 2014 Pinot Noir, Marlborough … **** (full review)

 

 

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