Highly Rec­om­mended

(con­tin­ued) 90–94pts


Kumeu River, Vil­lage Pinot Gris, Kumeu 2016 90 MB 89 RG 91 RJ 90

£11.50 Tan­ners Rich and nutty style with ripe Pinot Gris flavours rem­i­nis­cent of baked pear and pas­try, and a lively spritz in con­clu­sion. Pure drink­ing plea­sure – and a very ex­cit­ing ex­am­ple of Pinot Gris. Drink 2018-2021 Alc 14%

SOHO, Jag­ger Pinot Gris, Marl­bor­ough 2016

90 MB 90 RG 89 RJ 92 £16.99 Car­son & Carnevale Pure, lin­ear and sharp. Pulled to­gether with in­tense red ap­ples, and a sub­tle spicy edge of cin­na­mon. There’s a del­i­cate creamy tex­ture to fin­ish. Drink 2018-2021 Alc 14%

Lani, Gewürz­traminer, Marl­bor­ough 2016

90 MB 92 RG 87 RJ 90 £17.99 Hay Wines, Oz Wines Vi­o­lets and roses meet ly­chee in this rounded Gewürz­traminer. The tex­ture is a touch oily. Flo­ral hints, ripe trop­i­cal fruits and un­der­tones of Turk­ish De­light sit play­fully among the cit­rus. Drink 2018-2025 Alc 14%

Two Rivers, Brookby Hill Pinot Gris, South­ern Val­leys, Marl­bor­ough 2016

90 MB 90 RG 88 RJ 93 £14.99 Corks Out, Fine Wine Sell­ers.co.uk, Flour­ish & Pros­per A lemon-and-lime, toasty ex­pres­sion, sug­gest­ing a wine that has evolved. It has plenty of charisma, with lovely cit­rus and stone fruits pre­vail­ing and sin­cer­ity on the fin­ish. Drink 2018-2022 Alc 13%

Seifried, Grüner Velt­liner, Nel­son 2017 90 MB 92 RG 89 RJ 90

£14.99 Exel, The New Zealand Cel­lar Bright, zesty and cit­rus in style. There’s a mod­er­ate level of con­cen­tra­tion here, with gen­tle, fresh, soft aro­mat­ics that lead to a firm acid fin­ish. Drink 2018-2020 Alc 12%

Yealands, Sin­gle Vine­yard Grüner Velt­liner, Awa­tere Val­ley, Marl­bor­ough 2017

90 MB 92 RG 88 RJ 90 £12.95-£13.95 Car­ruthers & Kent, Exel, Great West­ern Wine A herbal el­e­ment to the nose, which leads to a won­der­fully bright palate of crushed flow­ers, cit­rus and ripe pear, with a lovely, slightly saline fin­ish. Drink 2018-2021 Alc 12.5%

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