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2012 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago (Elsewhere $40+)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Quite a densely-textured Pinot Noir with glazed cherry, spice/anise, plum and nutty oak flavours. Moderately concentrated wine in a classically Central Otago style." (7/2014)94 points Sam Kim: "This is much more than simple fruit power. This concentrated pinot shows firm structure and elegant poise, as well as silky texture and fine tannins with notes of red/dark cherry, game, floral and subtle nutmeg. A beautifully expressed wine showing refinement, balance and harmony. Grapes were sourced from Lowburn and Bannockburn districts, fermented using indigenous yeasts, 25% whole ...Read More » 


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2014 Lake Chalice "The Nest" Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand

A bright clean appearance with fresh lime green hues. The bouquet shows pleasing aromas of grapefruit and white peach, with a floral lift. On the palate this medium-bodied, dry wine has a refreshing and moreish character. Mouthwatering acidity is balanced by an elegant, mineral finish. Sourced from a vareity of vineyards throughout Marlborough's various subregions: Wairau, Waihopai, Dillion's Point and Blenheim. An exceptional value in classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! 


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2014 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Top Pick!
2014 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

95 points Bob Campbell: "Tight, pure, mineral-laced Sauvignon Blanc with citrus flavours infused with a faintly floral/wild flower character. The net effect is energy and precision. A backbone of steely acidity drives a lingering finish." (1/2015) 92-93 points Raymond Chan: "Bright pale straw colour with slight green hues, light edged. The nose is tightly bound and elegantly presented with fresh, pure, white stonefruit, citrus and herb aromas that unfold white floral and minerally nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features refined white stonefruit and floral flavours along with fresh herbs ...Read More » 


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2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (Elsewhere $24+) Top Pick!
2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (Elsewhere $24+)

94 points Raymond Chan: "Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is slender, taut and tightly bound, and delicate in its intensity, with aromas of passionfruit, white flowers, minerals and nettles forming a very fine and intricate array on bouquet. Dry to taste, tightly bound, penetrating flavours of lifted, vibrant and juicy passionfruit, lime and white flowers are enlivened by bright, softly ripe acidity and balanced by chalky mineral textures. The palate has excellent linearity and drive, the mouthfeel possessing vitality and raciness with ...Read More » 


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RC 94 SK 93

2014 Cognizant Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Top Pick!
2014 Cognizant Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Cognizant is a new collaborative project between K&L and some of New Zealand's finest winemakers. "Cognizant" is defined as having an intimate grasp of knowledge through personal experience. This series of wines will pay homage to talented winemakers and their ability to capture the unique "sense of place" or "terroir" within their wines. The first wine being released under the Cognizant label was made by Jason and Anna Flowerday of TWR (Te Whare Ra) winery. The fruit comes from exceptional vineyards in both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. 25% of the as... Read More » 


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2013 Grey's Peak (Greystone) Pinot Noir Waipara Top Pick!
2013 Grey's Peak (Greystone) Pinot Noir Waipara

96 points Bob Campbell: "Produced from four Pinot Noir clones on Greystone’s hillside estate featuring predominantly calcareous clay soils with sand stone and grey limestone. The wine spent 30 days in the skins before being pressed to French oak barrels (30% new). Rich, weighty and flavoursome Pinot Noir with dark-fleshed plum, dark cherry, liquorice and subtle spicy flavours. More concentrated that usual with a silken and almost luscious texture. Lots of power as evidenced by the wine’s lengthy finish. Very impressive. (Gourmet Traveller)" (4/2014) 95-96 points Raymond Chan: "Very dark, deep, black-hued rub ...Read More » 


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2013 Grey's Peak (Greystone) Sauvignon Blanc Waipara Valley (Previously $17.00)

94-96 points Raymond Chan: "This has layers of interest and an excellent clarity and freshness of expression... The mouthfeel is beautifully succulent and lusciously fine-featured, showing delicate phenolic textures alongside mouthwatering acidity. The poise, tension and balance is striking and delicious, and the palate leads to a very long and sustained finish with aromatic fruit and herb nuances. This is a beautifully refined, succulent and poised oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with complex detailing." Winemaker's Notes: "Complex nose of fresh garden herbs, lemon, lime and mango ...Read More » 


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2013 Akitu "A2" Pinot Noir Central Otago (White Label)

Winemaker's Notes: "A beautiful deep purple colour with a vibrant purple hue. An intense nose of complex spice with subtle, stemmy, dark plum fruit. Tremendous depth and concentration to the fruit aromatics with background liquorice from the stem inclusion. Layers of complex fruit characters - immense but vibrant and contained. The spicy plum fruit carries straight to the entry onto the palate where the wine's soft and generous texture gives way to fine-grained structural tannins. Softness and elegance with juicy acidity balancing the core of plush fruit... Read More » 


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2014 Cognizant Pinot Noir Marlborough Top Pick!
2014 Cognizant Pinot Noir Marlborough

The second release in our new Cognizant line. This is a beautifully fresh, fragrant, pure fruited, silky Pinot Noir crafted specially for us by winemakers Jason and Anna Flowerday of Te Whare Ra (TWR). The fruit comes from their home block in Renwick and a neighboring hillside block called "Rawiri Vineyard". Only 112 cases of the stunning little Pinot were made. Floral, lifted, exotic spice notes dominate the explosive nose. Juicy, ripe berries, some darker edges, very soft and luscious on the palate but without any "heaviness". This is such a great quaf... Read More » 


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2014 Craggy Range "Te Muna Road" Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough

92 points Wine Spectator: "The fleshy peach and nectarine flavors are ripe, juicy and appealing, with fresh fennel, grapefruit zest, jasmine and mineral accents. Generous, supple and refreshing, presenting terrific intensity on the finish. Drink now. (Web-2015)"  


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WS 92

2011 Fromm "La Strada" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $30) Top Pick!
2011 Fromm "La Strada" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $30)

93 points James Suckling: "Lovely, sultry black- and dark-berry fruits on the nose, with deep spice, a touch of undergrowth and deep, earthy tones. Lovely shape on the palate as the dark, spicy fruit flows forth. Plenty of spice and meaty notes with an aura of leaf litter and forest floor surrounding the fruit charcters. Perfectly poised on the finish. Give this a good decant and settle in. Drink in 2015." (10/2014)91 points Raymond Chan: "Dark, deep ruby-red colour with a black-hued heart and lighter garnet on rim. The bouquet is gentle and even with ethereal perfumes of dark red berry fruits and fresh re ...Read More » 


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JS 93 RC 91

2012 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $50) Top Pick!
2012 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $50)

96 points Bob Campbell: "2012 was a fairly cool vintage in Marlborough but there is certainly no lack of ripeness in this fine, elegant pinot noir. The wine has appealing density, and a sinewy texture with red cherry, spice, mineral and a hint of dried herbs and licorice. (Bob Campbell MW - Gourmet Traveler Magazine)" (6/2014)96 points Decanter: "Intense, sumptuous and wonderfully perfumed with dark plum, black cherry, a hint of violets and an appealing gamey, savoury palate. Long and complex, hinting at it’s potential. The texture is seductively silky, blanketing a spine of fine tannins. (BC) ...Read More » 


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2013 Wingspan Sauvignon Blanc Nelson (Elsewhere $15)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc opens with lively notes of lemon peel and fresh grapefruit with hints of peaches and cut grass. Medium-bodied with a solid amount of good, clean, zesty fruit in the mouth, it offers a refreshing line of acid and a medium to long finish. (LPB)" (10/2013) Wine Spectator: "Mouthwatering, with tangerine and melon flavors that mingle with the crisp lemon-lime core on a light, tangy body." (7/2014)  


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2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $40+) Top Pick!
2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $40+)

95 points Sam Kim: "A hugely promising pinot, it's finely scented and impressively complex showing notes of dark cherry and game, with a touch of dried herb, elegantly dressed by spicy oak. The palate is concentrated and refined with poise and harmony, leading to an extremely long, delicately dry finish. The wine is multi-dimensional and complex but hasn't lost the varietal purity, indicating the wine will evolve gracefully to show even greater depth and breath. Grapes were grown on Te Whare Ra vineyard in Renwick and Rawiri in Omaka. At its best: 2016 to 2023."94 points James Suckling: "This is a sup ...Read More » 


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2012 Ellero "Pisa Terrace" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Elsewhere $40) Top Pick!
2012 Ellero "Pisa Terrace" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Elsewhere $40)

93 points Bob Campbell: "Silken textured Pinot Noir with supple tannins giving a pleasantly drying finish. Elegant wine with ripe plum, dark cherry, violet, thyme and liquorice. Attractive Pinot Noir from a good vintage. Accessible now but will age well."93 points Raymond Chan: "Deep, ruby-red with purple hues. The nose is full and packed with aromas of dark raspberry fruit and plums, along with savoury whole-cluster complexities and suggestions of game. Fulsome on palate, the fruit is sweet and juicy with dark berry fruit, raspberry compote and savoury herb and game elements, supported by plenty of tann ...Read More » 


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2013 Elephant Hill Syrah Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $30+) Top Pick!
2013 Elephant Hill Syrah Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $30+)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Deeply tinted, full-flavoured Syrah with appealing sweet plum, blackberry, raspberry and cracked pepper flavours. Nicely structured to allow drinkability now but also let the wine age well. Delicious wine with a bright future." (4/2015)94 points Sam Kim: "This is hugely promising. The wine exhibits outstanding fruit purity with elegant complexity - black plum, blueberry, smoke and cedar. It's concentrated and refined on the palate showing gorgeous fruit weight and velvety texture, and finishes superbly long and smooth. Supple tannins provide excellent structure and length. A ...Read More » 


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2014 F-Series (Framingham) "Spätlese" Riesling Marlborough

96 points Bob Campbell: "Hand picked, no botrytis, picked at 22 Brix with good acidity, 35% fermented in an old barrels. 500 bottles made. Pure, luscious late harvest Riesling. Lemon curd, lime zest, chalky minerality all supported by lovely knife-edged acidity. Delicious wine with obvious potential although very accessible now." (11/2014)95 points Raymond Chan: "The nose is fresh with tightly bound and intensely steely and refreshing aromas of pure, mouthwatering lime fruit and wet-stones, the aromatics blossoming in breadth, to reveal nuances of minerals, and smoke. Medium-sweet and light-bodied, soft ...Read More » 


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BC 96 RC 95
Limit of 6 per customer

2013 Barn Block (Black Barn Vineyards) Pinot Noir Hawke's Bay Top Pick!
2013 Barn Block (Black Barn Vineyards) Pinot Noir Hawke's Bay

92-93 points Raymond Chan: "Fruit from a single site, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine spending 16 days on skins and aged 10 months in 1 y.o. French barriques. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, lighter on rim. The nose is fulsome with near robust fruitiness, showing ripe dark berry fruit with plums and subtle earthy and herb complexities, and spicy oak notes. Medium-light bodied, this has a soft, plush and mellow mouthfeel with flavours of dark plums and berry fruits infused with subtle herb and earth notes, all seamlessly interwoven. The tannin extraction is ...Read More » 


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RC 92 - 93

2012 Elephant Hill Pinot Noir Central Otago

93 points Raymond Chan: "Moderately deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, paler on edge. This has a fresh bouquet of black cherry fruit with good depth, the fruit entwined with subtle aromas of fresh herbs, violet floral perfumes and mineral notes. Medium-bodied and slender in proportion, initially light fruit flavours of red and black cherries grow in depth, richness and sweetness. Herb and floral lift add detail to the juicy palate. The tannins are fine-grained and subtly firm, and allied to the vibrant, bright fruit, provide energy to the wine, carrying the flavours to a lon ...Read More » 


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RC 93 SK 93

2013 Clos Henri "Petit Clos" Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand

92 points James Suckling: "This is one of the best value 2013 Marlborough pinots, boasting a wealth of ripe cherry and summer berry fruit aromas, not to mention attractive spicy and savory complexity. The structure is proudly emphasised on the palate, the tannins really impress and the balance is right on. Drink now." (3/2015) Bob Campbell: "Bright, fresh Pinot Noir with vibrant red cherry, raspberry, violet and a suggestion of mint. The wine is light but not thin and has surprising power. Firm, ripe tannins give a drying finish. Good food wine." K&L Notes: "One of the best value 2013 Marlborough Pinots," Jame... Read More » 


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JS 92

2012 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir Waipara Valley (Elsewhere $42)

96 points James Suckling: "A sense of real depth, soothing dark cherry notes, some forest floor and deeply knitted oak. The palate has noble tannins and the sort of structural complexity and completeness that is the envy of most other NZ Pinot Noir makers." (5/2015)95 points Bob Campbell: "Full-flavoured Pinot Noir with plum, spice, glazed cherry, floral/violet and a hint of savoury and mineral character. Mouth-filling wine with obvious power and a lengthy finish. A consistently top wine that shows the benefit of vine age." 94-95 points Raymond Chan: "Dark, even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. The bouqu ...Read More » 


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2013 Akitu "A1" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Black Label)

95 points Decanter: "Aromatic black cherry fruit with spice and teasing sage and thyme undertones, some spice too; quite intense fruit - summer pudding - with great clarity, marked bite of acidity and fine tannins. Still youthful and not quite charming (yet). One to watch and keep. Drink 2017-2023. (PM)" (5/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Intense purple hues with a captivating depth of colour. On the nose it’s subtle and restrained yet tightly focused. This wine is packed with concentrated fruit power that’s intricately wrapped in complexity and subdued oak. The core fruit is dark p... Read More » 


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DC 95

2013 Muddy Water Sauvignon Blanc Waipara Valley (Previously $18)

91 points Bob Campbell: "Ripe, succulent Sauvignon Blanc with ginger, guava, passion fruit, honeysuckle and with a subtle toasty/nutty character from partial barrel fermentation. The wine shows a nice combination of fruit purity with a good texture and some complexity." K&L Notes: This refreshing white wine from New Zealand's Waipara Valley has mineral notes, freshly squeezed citrus and stone fruit on the nose. The palate expands with concentrated nectarine flavors and complex characters of yeast and brioche. This is a genuinely dry wine with character and length. The fruit is picked from tw... Read More » 


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BC 91

2013 Elephant Hill "Le Phant Rouge" Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $25+) Top Pick!
2013 Elephant Hill "Le Phant Rouge" Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $25+)

93 points Raymond Chan: "Hand-picked fruit, 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec from the company’s Gimblett Gravels, Te Awanga and Bridge Pa Triangle vineyards, fermented over 14 days to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in oak. Full, deep, near impenetrable, purple-hued black-red colour. This has a very elegant and finely presented nose with fragrant and subtly interwoven aromas of ripe red and blackcurrants, dark red plums, and sweetly lifted oak, all tightly concentrated with good intensity. Medium-full bodied, a tightly concentrated heart of sweet, ripe black ...Read More » 


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2013 Sato Pinot Noir Central Otago Top Pick!
2013 Sato Pinot Noir Central Otago

If there was a boutique producer in New Zealand that resonated with the micro-production, experimental, semi-hipster, natural, "culty" wines that have taken California by storm in the last few years, Sato would be it. Yoshiaki Sato and his wife Kyoko have quickly made a name for themselves producing some of the most highly talked about and sought after wines in NZ. While travelling in NZ last year many other winemakers I met were really quite jealous that I had managed to pry a few cases of each wine away from Yoshi (whose wines have very quickly become ... Read More » 


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2014 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

From the winery: "These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley and the neighbouring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly subsoils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc....Aromas: Citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. Taste: An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity and fruit sweetness, providing a balanced flavour profile. The finish is fresh, zesty, and lingering." 


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2013 Clos Henri (Henri Bourgeois-Sancerre) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

93 points Bob Campbell: "Creamy textured Sauvignon Blanc with grapefruit, gooseberry, mineral and a seasoning of hazelnut lees flavours. Quite a grassy style but with concentration and some complexity." (10/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Opening with pronounced capsicum and vegetal notes amid an underlying apple and gooseberry core that is accented by a waft of wet pebbles, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc delights with delicate flavors of pea pods, herbs and green apples plus a real pebbly character coming through in the long finish. (LPB)" (12/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, green-tinged yellow. Pure aromas of lime oil and peppery h ...Read More » 


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BC 93 RP 91

2013 Kalinda "Rawiri Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough Top Pick!
2013 Kalinda "Rawiri Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough

A brand new Kalinda Pinot! This great Pinot is hand-picked from a beautiful, steep, hillside vineyard in Marlborough's Omaka Valley. The vineyard owner / winemaker Dave Eatwell hand-crafts this wine at Te Whare Ra winery just down the road from the hillside site. Only 100cs were made of this Kalinda bottling. It has a nice mixture of rich dark fruit, toasted spice, some savory, forest floor and earthy qualities with a subtle flinty, dried herb note to balance the dark berry fruits. Great palate weight and juicy fruit from the top notch 2013 vintage in Ne... Read More » 


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2014 Barn Block (Black Barn Vineyards) "Tuki Tuki" Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc Top Pick!
2014 Barn Block (Black Barn Vineyards) "Tuki Tuki" Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc

According to the winery: "Crisp and refreshing, typical of NZ Sauvignon that is world famous ... We are a boutique vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawke's Bay Wine Country ... All our wines are Estate Grown and the fruit is hand picked. Our elevated north facing site on the lower slopes of the Te Mata hills is not only an excellent location for grape growing it also provides us with stunning views, a warm sheltered micro-climate and a perfect situation for the visitor to spend an hour or two, a night or two or even a week... Read More » 


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2013 Felton Road "Bannockburn" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $50)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Cherry, spice and an intriguing savoury character with a subtle suggestion of oak. Tasted alongside the Block 3 it didn’t have quite the concentration of its big brother but it certainly boasted a similarly smooth texture and showed a strong family identity." (6/2014)94 points Decanter: "Hedonistic Pinot nose: layers of floral spice, lovely, quite ripe fruit, something herbal and savoury, too; supple, with dark fruit flavours to the fore. Will reward cellaring. Drink 2015-2022." (5/2015)93 points James Suckling: "Felton Road has delivered yet another sappy and fragrant pinot, packed with wild cherries, ...Read More » 


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2012 Mount Edward Estate "Muirkirk Vineyard" Pinot Noir Bannockburn Central Otago (Elsewhere $60+)

96 points Sam Kim: "Engaging and seductive, the fabulously fragrant bouquet shows cherry, plum, spice and truffle characters with elegantly infused cedar notes. The palate is concentrated and powerful, yet focused and poised with impressively structure and length. The wine offers layers of silky texture and delicious flavours within a perfect frame of fine, firm tannins. The vineyard is situated on Felton Road in the Bannockburn district. At its best: now to 2022." (8/2014)95 points Bob Campbell: "Dense, rich and complex Pinot Noir with masses of ripe plum and dark cherry over more subtle spice, oak ...Read More » 


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2012 Felton Road Chardonnay Bannockburn (Elsewhere $40+)

96 points Bob Campbell: "Aromatic and powerful Chardonnay with an ethereal texture and lingering finish. Poised, high energy wine with an array of citrus, mineral, stone fruit and winemaking flavours that are delivered with great subtlety."93 points James Suckling: "Nectarine, papaya, grapefruit and peach provide the primary fruit aromas in this wine, along with hints of spice, clotted cream, nougat, grilled hazelnuts, lemon curd and attractive oak. These flavors are mimicked on the palate, which is bright, energetic and long of finish. Beautifully constructed wine. Drink in 2016." (10/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Opening with a p ...Read More » 


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2013 F-Series (Framingham) "Old Vine" Riesling Marlborough (Dry)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Whole-bunch pressed, cloudy juice fermented in stainless steel barrels and kept on lees for 10 months.140 cases. Bone dry Riesling with surprising weight and texture from lees and late harvest fruit. Lime, mineral, green apple with a seasoning of subtle nutty lees. Great cellaring potential. Interesting and quite individual style." (11/2014)18 points Jancis Robinson: "Only the second vintage. The richest of the dry wines. 32-year-old vines and wild ferment, unusually for him. Fermented in old wood and glass and stainless. Lees contact but no skin contact. 6 g/l RS. (Dry) Nutty and a ...Read More » 


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BC 95 JR 18
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2010 Terra Sancta "Slapjack Block" Pinot Noir Bannockburn Central Otago

97 points Sam Kim: "This is a wine of great presence. The bouquet is complex and engaging with dark cherry, plum, game and vanillin oak characters. It's concentrated and powerful on the palate, yet remains elegant and poised, leading to an exceptionally long silky finish. A total seduction. At its best: 2014 to 2022."94 points Wine & Spirits: "Mark Weldon and Sara Elliot established this estate, based on four vineyards in Bannockburn, including the Slapjack Block, the first vines to be planted in that subregion of Central Otago. They hired Len Ibbotson to farm it and Jody Pagey to make the wine. Those ...Read More » 


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SK 97 W&S 94

2010 Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Calvert" Pinot Noir Central Otago Top Pick!
2010 Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Calvert" Pinot Noir Central Otago

94 points James Suckling: "Deep black-cherry and satsuma-plum fruit aromas here with some nice lift and high tones. Hints of wild thyme, roast saddle of hare, hoisin, strap licorice and spicy oak. Lovely interplay between the mineral acidity and the fruit on the palate provides a snappy, sapid drinking experience. Great fruit purity and drive throughout its length." (10/2014)93 points Bob Campbell: "From the Bannockburn district and a vineyard that is divided equally between Felton Road, Craggy Range and Pyramid Valley. Sadly that promises to end shortly now the vineyard has been sold. Soft-textured, rich ...Read More » 


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2014 Awatere River Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

93 points Sam Kim: "Pristine and precise, the aromatic nose shows grapefruit, white peach, feijoa and lime zest characters, leading to a juicy palate that's intense and brightly flavours. The wine shows excellent balance and vibrancy, and finishes beautifully long and crisp. A fabulous drink. At its best: now to 2017." (9/2014) Raymond Chan: "Bright, very pale straw colour, near colourless. The nose is soft and elegant, in the cooler spectrum, with harmoniously melded aromas of gooseberries, nettles and cut-grass, revealing a minerally nuance with delicate fermentation esters lift. Dry to t ...Read More » 


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SK 93

2013 Te Kairanga Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Martinborough Estate Pinot Noir gives notes of black cherries, cassis and black berry scents with nuances of tree bark and aniseed. Light to medium-bodied, it offers delicate flavors and just enough chewy structure, finishing with good length. (LPB)" (1/2015) K&L Notes: A classic Martinborough Pinot back on our shelves after too long of an absence. And what a stellar vintage to get back in the saddle. This is beautiful, soft, rich easy to love Pinot. (Ryan Woodhouse, K&L New Zealand Wine Buyer) Winemaker's Notes: "Our 2013 Pinot ... Read More » 


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2014 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Riesling "M" Marlborough

95 points Raymond Chan: "Hand-picked and sorted fruit, WBP and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 10.5% alc. and 25 g/L RS, TA 8.6 g/L and pH 2.9. Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is extremely elegant and tightly bound, the aromatics a little shy initially, unveiling beautifully delicate aromas of white florals intermixed with subtle lime fruits and wet-stone minerals. This has poise, detail and piquant vitality. Medium-dry to medium in sweetness and light-bodied, tightly bound and refined flavours of white florals and mouthwatering ...Read More » 


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RC 95 BC 92

2013 Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough (Previously $18)

90 points Wine & Spirits: "A crisp, clean sauvignon with searing acidity, this wine layers citrus notes over green apple and white cranberry flavors. Even so, it’s more subdued in its fruit than many of the wines from Marlborough, more about a tight structure carrying its fruit flavor and extending its length. Pour it with pan-roasted skate." (2/2015) Wine Spectator: "A flinty, crushed rock note forms the core, surrounded by crisp lemon and green apple flavors, accented by a whiff of white pepper and white flowers. Shows good precision and focus, with a surge of acidity on the finish." (10/2014) K&L Notes: 90-92... Read More » 


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W&S 90

2013 Staete Landt "Annabel" Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

91 points Bob Campbell: "Quite a weighty Sauvignon Blanc with apple, grapefruit, nectarine and currant bud flavours. Richly textured with pleasantly peppery tannins." (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Annabel Sauvignon Blanc has invigorating grapefruit, mandarin peel and lemon zest scents with a hint of wild thyme. Medium-bodied, it bursts in the mouth with zingy, citrus flavors and gives plenty of thirst-satisfying length. (LPB)" (12/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale lemon-yellow. Pungent aromas of orange zest and ripe pineapple. Juicy, sappy and intense, with citrus and spice flavors. Turns a bit leaner toward the bac ...Read More » 


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BC 91

2013 Elephant Hill Sauvignon Blanc Hawke's Bay

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Very pale bright yellow. Subtle perfume of lime, gooseberry, white pepper and minerals, along with a hint of tropical fruits. Then surprisingly sweet in the mouth following the rather austere nose, showing excellent concentration and lift to the lime and kiwi flavors. Really lovely ripeness and intensity of fruit here, and consistent from start to finish." K&L Notes: A lovely, pure expression of Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit is picked from Elephant Hill's stunning vineyards right on ocean shore at Te Awanga looking out over Cape Kidnappers. The wine shows ju... Read More » 


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AG 90

2013 De La Terre "Reserve" Chardonnay Hawke's Bay

De La Terre is a fascinating project from prolific winemaker Tony Pritchard. The wines are very much a labor of love and I am delighted to be working with De La Terre in this direct import relationship. After a 30 year career at some of NZ's top commercial wineries and as a consultant winemaker, Tony has gone back to his roots and set up his own boutique operation making crafting tiny amounts of these delicious wines. The fruit for the wines is largely from a patchwork of unique vineyard blocks on the slopes of Te Mata Peak in Hawke's Bay. The soils here... Read More » 


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2013 Quarter Acre Viognier Hawke's Bay

Quarter Acre is a small project from highly acclaimed winemaker Rod Mcdonald. This tiny range of wines represent small productions for tiny vineyard parcels (hence Quarter Acre) from sites that he thinks have a unique expression of terroir. These are his most "edgy" wines that push the boundaries of non-interventionist winemaking in pursuit of purity and authenticity of place. This is certainly one the best Viogniers I have come across anywhere in the world. The grapes were grown at vineyards in Maraekakaho on terraces overlooking the Ngaruroro River. T... Read More » 


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2013 Tongue In Groove "Clayvin Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $40+) Top Pick!
2013 Tongue In Groove "Clayvin Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $40+)

96 points Sam Kim: "This engaging Pinot comes from the dark side of the most seductive places. Gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, game, spice and truffle fill the nose with subtle background notes of bouquet garni. It is concentrated and expansive with velvety texture and layers of delicious flavours. Tannins are fine, chalky and in abundance, providing classic structure to this compelling wine. At its best: now to 2025." (4/2015)95 points Bob Campbell: "Dense and moderately concentrated Pinot Noir from a renowned Marlborough hillside vineyard. Classy wine with mineral, cherry, violet and subtle spicy f ...Read More » 


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2012 Black Estate Riesling Waipara Valley (Previously $20)

93 points Raymond Chan: "Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, lighter edged. This has an elegant and softly concentrated nose with aromas of mineral-infused lime and lemon fruit. This is complex in detail and well interwoven on bouquet. Dryish to taste, and medium-light bodied, a full and softly packed palate of lime and lemony fruit flavours shows with succulence and freshness. Rounded in texture, the fruit reveals wet stone and minerally, reductive detail in the glass. The palate is underlined by fine, lively acidity which adds tension and freshness to the flow, ...Read More » 


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2013 Te Mata "Coleraine" Bordeaux Blend Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $80+) Top Pick!
2013 Te Mata "Coleraine" Bordeaux Blend Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $80+)

100 points Sam Kim: "They say there is no such thing as perfection in wine, but if there was one, this has to be it. A profound offering from the New Zealand’s greatest wine label, this majestic 2013 is complete. Complex aromas of cassis, dark plum, game, cedar and floral, lead to a concentrated palate that is dense and weighty while remaining delightful and delectable. The wine offers wonderful fruit richness and texture, classically structured by abundance of fine, chalky tannins. It is spectacularly refined and stylish. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% C ...Read More » 


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2013 Momo (Seresin) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

One of the best priced NZ Sauv Blancs we have in the store. Made by Seresin Estate, one of Marlborough's leading organic and biodynamic producers. Snappy grapefruit, citrus zest and preserved lemon and a touch of richer more tropical fruit from the excellent 2013 vintage. Nice weight on the palate keeps the racy acid in check and fleshes out the wine. Great seafood wine at a price you can afford to drink any night of the week. A real staple for me to keep around the house. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L New Zealand Wine Buyer) 


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2012 Terra Sancta "Mysterious Diggings" Pinot Noir Central Otago

92 points James Suckling: "Attractive youthful complexity here that ranges through floral aromas, meaty nuances, spice and dark cherry-plum fruit. The palate has grainy tannin texture, plenty of dark cherry-plum flavor and finishes with succulent resolve." (4/2014)90 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright medium red. Complex perfume of dark cherry, raspberry, earth, herbs, lavender, sandalwood and woodsmoke. Supple but juicy and tangy, with terrific spicy, peppery, herbal lift from a percentage of whole-cluster vinification. Lovely subtle sweetness and definition to the sappy raspberry and red cherry fruit flavors. ...Read More » 


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