3.5 stars - Michael Cooper
"The 2014 was blended from Awatere Valley and Rarangi fruit, & mostly handled in tanks; 10% was barrel fermented. Its a fleshy, full bodied style with very good depth of lemon, apple & pear flavours, balanced acidity, & a dryish, slightly nutty finish. Enjoyable..."- Michael Cooper -'Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines'
Made in a slightly sweet style that's delicious with a fruit plate or cheese.
Guava, Lychee and Melon with some orange blossom, overlay vanilla & buttered popcorn characters on the nose with a full palate, good texture & gentle acidity to finish.
The fruit for this wine was hand-picked & whole bunch pressed & aged barriques for 9 months.
"This is an intense wine with some elegant softness. It is fruity & fresh, lively, with fresh herbs, citrus & peach notes. The length is full & vibrant & balances beautifully with the lively acidity present."- Decanter Magazine
"Green apple & melon flavors lead the way, with aromatic pops of citrus zest & a refreshing finish." - Wine Spectator
Beautifully fragrant, the immediately appealing nose shows nectarine, rock melon, feijoa & lime zest characters with a hint herbaceous notes. The palate is succulent & lively, & displays excellent fruit weight & intensity, finishing juicy with a fine linger!
The Estate Sauvignon Blanc can be best enjoyed with a wide range of dishes including (shell) fish, poultry, salads or simply as a classy aperitif.
Made from 92% Pinot Noir & 8% Sauvignon Blanc, the colour is a beautiful pale-pink & the bouquet exudes red cherry, strawberries & delicate citrus fruit. The palate is bright & youthful, full of cherries, strawberry, ripe apple, spice & cinnamon.
A stunning wine best chilled & enjoyed with friends sharing good times.
Vibrant mulberry, black fruits and pepper lead to a full and soft palate of pleasing length and weight. Enjoyable drinking now this wine should age well for another five years.
A single vineyard release from the Rarangi area of Marlborough. The free draining soils of the vineyard allow the vines to be grown in a way to allow the fruit to ripen and exhibit exuberant fruit flavours and aromas, with depth and weight on the palate. Fermented in half ton lots this wine has hand plunged then pressed in to new and seasoned barriques where it aged on lees for ten months.
This chardonnay shows apricot, peach, plum & melon on the nose, with a subtle layer of spice, roasted almond & crisp lemon.
Medium to full bodied, with a dry crisp finish.
Harwood Hall wines are crafted by hand in small quantities from the best fruit they can get their hands on.
It’s the precious product of two working winemakers & their families who throw themselves heart & soul into making boutique New Zealand wine - to bring you the best wine they can at a price that makes it easy to enjoy.
“Youthful & beautifully fragrant, the attractive bouquet shows grapefruit, green rockmelon, lime zest & sweet basil aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is juicy & lively. The wine delivers plenty of pristine flavours & bright acidity, finishing persistent & crisp." - Sam Kim
Textbook example of New Zealand Pinot Noir by 'Digger' Hennessey & Corey Hall, chief winemakers at the prestigious Mount Riley & Matua wineries.
6 out 7 rating in Michael Cooper 'Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines' "Grown at several sites, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 10 months. It's a full-bodied wine, with generous cherry, herb and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity."
3.5 stars - Michael Cooper's 'Buyers Guide'
Exceptional New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!
Reminiscent of very, very good Sancerre, this sensational Sauvignon Blanc is distinctly different from the typical high-acid early releases from New Zealand commonly available in the Singapore market.
It was fermented completely dry with 12 months on lees resulting in an ideal palate balance of acidity, soft fruit & complex characters.
The wine was bottled & further aged until its recent release.
In just under five years, Gem has made its way onto the wine lists at some of the world’s leading Michelin star restaurants.
Compare with Cloudy Bay 'Te Koko' Sauvignon Blanc @$70!!