2018 BEST BUY WHITE
Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling 2016
Offering terrific value, this is a distinctly medium style of Riesling, with loads of drink-young charm. Attractively scented, with strong, vibrant, citrusy flavours, hints of passionfruit and ginger, and mouth-watering acidity, it reflects the superb growing season in North Canterbury.
2018 BEST BUY RED
Vidal Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Deeply coloured, mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, this classy blend of Merlot (75 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (18 per cent) and Malbec (7 per cent) reveals excellent density of ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, with a long, finely poised finish. Matured in French oak barrels, it’s already delicious.