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K&L Staff Recommendations
93 points Raymond Chan: "A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 5% Merlot, aged 19 months in 50% new French oak. Full, black-purple colour, this has a powerful and intense, pure nose of blackcurrant fruit with a touch of mintiness. This is classic cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character, just a little slender on the nose. Full-bodied, this is beautifully clear with cooler-spectrum blackcurrant fruit, the cassis notes carrying a succulence and sweetness. Here, the fruit richness matches the very fine and serious extraction to provide an ele ...Read More »
91 points Bob Campbell: "*Four Stars* A blend of grapes from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. One of the first examples of 2015 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc I have tasted. If it is typical of the vintage then it appears to have been an excellent year. A smaller than usual crop might explain greater than usual concentration in this wine. Citrus, grapefruit, melon and a hint of passion fruit supported by juicy acidity. Good value at this price." (7/2015)
Vinous: "Bright medium red. Crushed raspberry and spices...Juicy, spicy and nicely concentrated, showing good acidity and grip to its dark berry and fresh herb flavors...Finishes with a firm tannic spine. (ST)" (5/2016) K&L Notes: Producer Note: "The wine shows typical Pinot Noir characters of red berry fruit and subtle floral characters followed by notes of bay leaf and spice. A very well balanced wine with soft tannins and good length."
93 points Sam Kim: "Rich and generously flavoured, this rose is immensely appealing with floral, strawberry, white peach and yeasty characters on the nose. The palate is opulent and expansive with creamy texture and a lengthy finish backed by crisp acidity. A seriously good rose with a lovely seductive feel. $35.00. Moderate availability. 12.5% Traditional sparkling cork." 91 points Wine & Spirits: "There’s impressive flavor depth to this clean, firm sparkler, its toasty lees character yielding scents of caramel and tart apple. The texture is creamy and soft, ready to pour with crab." (12/2012) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This dark ...Read More »