Opaque purple-black in colour; high-toned, cedary, lightly floral nose of black fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, richly extracted black plum and blackberry flavours with balancing acidity and well-integrated oak.
Pale yellow. Strong nose of lime and gooseberry, more France than New Zealand. Light-bodied, high acidity, gooseberry and citrus fruit a bit thin. Drink now.
Opaquely deep garnet with a purplish edge. Vivid nose of black liquorice and varnish overlaying blackberry and herbal notes typical of Cab Franc. Full-bodied with decent acidity and medium tannins, fruit-forward, tasting of blackberry and black cherry. Drink now.
Dense purple colour; rich, herbal, blackcurrant nose with a touch of smoke and tar; medium to full-bodied, dry, Northern Rhône style; firmly structured with lively acidity.
Clear medium-deep gold. Aromas of peaches, flowers, plums, a bit of citrus and a light touch of oak. Full-bodied, tasting of pineapple, apple and more peach with lemony acidity. A value wine, perfect with roast chicken on Sunday. Will improve with another year.
Made from Pinot Noir grapes, this is appropriately pale, yellowish copper in hue. Medium-intensity nose of strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb. Light-bodied, delicate and crisp, tasting of cranberries, Mandarin orange and lime. Would lend a lot of class to a ham sandwich enjoyed on the deck. Drink now.
Clear pale gold. Emphatic nose of shellac, grapefruit and gooseberry, with a bit of excess sulphur. On the palate it shouts “Sauvignon Blanc!” but with an unusual accent: so pungent it is almost Retsina-like. High acidity and a flinty, alkali bitterness on the finish. Ready to drink now.