Category Archives: Marlborough

2013 3 Tales Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Imported by De Bortoli wines. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em I guess. Faint aromatics, dilute palate. Passionfruit, capsicum and herbs. The usual suspects. No real length. Dry enough (3g/l rs). If you want to drink Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc … Continue reading

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2012 Mudhouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

A cooler vintage for Marlborough, with no real summer and rain in December leading to lower crop levels. Overall, a prolonged experience. To the wine. There’s no mistaking the grape or the region. Herbs, pineapple syrup and snow peas accompany the … Continue reading

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2010 Greywacke Chardonnay

Kevin Judd is a pretty important figure in New Zealand wine. He was the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay and oversaw 25 vintages at that iconic producer. The Greywacke label was established in 2009 with the wines being made at Dog Point. … Continue reading

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2012 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc

Well, the annual Sauvignon skirmish between Australian winemakers, sommeliers, high-profile PR personalities and their New Zealand counterparts has just taken place. I didn’t care much for what was said by “my side” and I was unimpressed by the sanctimonious responses … Continue reading

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2011 Giesen Estate Riesling

“It must be said It’s not a fable You can’t please everybody Even if you’re able It must be said That I’m not stable with you” – Ed Kuepper, Serene Machine I reckon it’s fair to say that New Zealand … Continue reading

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Chandon Sparkling Summit 2012

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes… Dan Buckle’s departure from the peppery, shiraz drenched isolation of Mount Langi Ghiran came as a surprise to many, myself included. He had imposed a singular vision on that winery – one that had lifted it to the heights … Continue reading

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2006 Cloudy Bay Pelorus

I’m quite fond of the Pelorus NV. It’s one of the better sparkling wine options available for less than $30. This is the first time I’ve tried the vintage version though. Richer and fuller as one might expect but a … Continue reading

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2011 Mud House Sauvignon Blanc

One of the reasons that I’m not that keen on reviewing a lot of Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs on this site is that there’s nothing to say about them hasn’t already been said. It makes opening paragraphs like this that much … Continue reading

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Waipara Hills Southern Cuvée

Marlborough 12% Cork $22 Source: Sample So after the the Waipara Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc experience I opened this with some trepidation, but I can honestly say I enjoyed it (as did a friend with whom I shared it). 100% Riesling, … Continue reading

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Waipara Hills Marlborough Cuvée

Marlborough 13.0% Cork $22 Source: Sample A couple of sparklers from New Zealand next, neither of which contain either Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. This one is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and you’ll have to be a 100% fan of Marlborough Savvy … Continue reading

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