Very pale with a greenish tint. Lightly reductive nose of cut grass, gooseberry and passionfruit. Medium body, crisply dry (almost tart) gooseberry and green plum flavours. Great seafood wine.
Pale yellow. Complex nose of gooseberry, pineapple, cut grass and some passionfruit. Light-bodied, the lemon-lime fruit is a bit thin on the palate, with high acidity and some grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish. Drink up.
Pale gold. Floral nose, mostly elderflower with gooseberry and a bit of guava. Light-bodied with high acidity amplifying flavours of lemon, grapefruit, lime, and Granny Smith apple. Could have a more integrated character. Drink up.
A bigger style of Pinot, but a little one-dimensional. Firm with an abundance of fruit, spice, earth and a tannic core. A well-made wine with all the components, but comes across as a little formulaic and lacking in soul. More depth and finesse for this price is warranted.
Clear medium-deep yellow. Intense, like it or leave it nose of lime, passionfruit and lanolin/petrol. Medium-bodied, tasting of lime, lemon, gooseberry and pineapple. Drink now.
Pale silvery-yellow. Robust nose of passionfruit, grapefruit, gooseberry and lime shouts “New Zealand!”. Full-bodied and full-flavoured, cuts like a knife through smoked trout served with bitter radicchio. Will be drinking at its best in 2020.