Martinborough, Wairarapa

Craggy Range

Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

I really enjoyed this wine….the smell…the taste💕🌚🫶🏻 …im not a big fan of whites….but I will be happy if this one cross my path again 🤣🤪🙃 — 13 days ago

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Paddy Borthwick

Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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

Ted, Hermes and 12 others liked this

Dry River

Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016

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

Dawn, Ira and 15 others liked this

Te Kairanga

Runholder Pinot Noir

Delicate wine, aromatic, yet complex
The flavours are fold out while in mouth
— 20 days ago

Craggy Range

Aroha Te Muna Pinot Noir 2014

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

Ira, Ron and 15 others liked this

Escarpment Wines

Kupe Single Vineyard Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

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

Dry River

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

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

Dawn, Severn and 15 others liked this

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018

— 5 months ago


Single Vineyard Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Opened up very nicely over an hour or so. Layered fruit but also a depth of flavor and a nice tannin and cigar leaf finish. Lots more punch than you’d expect for a Pinot. — 10 months ago

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