The wine I opened is the 2021 Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc from Wairarapa, Gladstone New Zealand.
On the nose there is grapefruit, lime, white peach, mango, grass, herbal notes, minerality and a bit of flint.
On the palate there is grapefruit, lime, white peach, herbaceous and minerality.
This is a beautiful well rounded medium bodied wine with a clean fresh mouthfeel medium + mouthwatering acidity that leaves you with a long citrus mineral finish. Enjoy your wines this weekend and be sure to try something different. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 3 months ago
Pardon the label. A humidity malfunction in one of my wine fridges. Luscious and sweet on the front palate yet finishes dry with diminishing acid and an attractive acidic bitterness on the back palate. Quince, nectarine, peach and apricot with that moreish bitterness. A beautifully made new world Pinot Gris which is dangerously moreish. I will now open an Alsatian Pinot Gris to compare. I’m tipping the Dry River to prevail. — 7 months ago
Delicate wine, aromatic, yet complex
The flavours are fold out while in mouth — 20 days ago
Craggy Range is based in Hawkes Bay but they knew to produce a top quality Pinot Noir they would need to source from elsewhere, so why not the high quality Pinot district of nearby Martinborough in the North Island. Dried red fruits of strawberry and raspberry with a whole bunch influence. Very fluid tannins - could be North or South Island with the flavour profile. Resolved persistent yet soft tannins. On the 2nd night not particularly Pinot Noir. Points off for a ridiculously heavy bottle, trying to justify the $140 price tag. — 3 months ago
Elegant Pinot. Red cherry, raspberry and black cherry, some mineral and slight liquorice. dry, mid+ acidity, soft ample tannin, Burgundy style. ABV12.5% but not lighter than the figure itself. Can age more. — 7 months ago
Rich crimson in colour. Muted on the nose and the palate. Very self contained and latent with that solid core promising much. Will develop into the stewed fruits/rhubarb genre I feel. Hopefully with age it will chip bits away from that core to add complexity. Very solid at the moment. 90 now - with potential for 94 points. Some critics state that Dry River’s Pinot Noir is an excellent dry red but is not varietal. I tend to fall into that camp. — 2 months ago
8,000くらい — 5 months ago