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Mission Vineyard Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017

NZ$19

This single-vineyard wine was grown at Te Awanga and partly barrel-fermented. Offering very good value, it is mouthfilling, fresh and youthful, with strong, peachy, citrusy, slightly toasty flavours, showing good complexity, and lots of current-drinking appeal.

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Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

NZ$45

Estate-grown at Bendigo, this impressive red was barrel-aged for a year. Deep ruby, with a fragrant, spicy, savoury bouquet, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with concentrated, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours. A lovely young wine, it should be at its best 2021+.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Pinot Palooza (Christchurch)

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2019 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

Go to Advanced Wine Search to search the latest wine reviews from New Zealand Wines 2019, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.

Savvy picks: New Zealand’s top sauvignon blanc picks from 2018

Sail from spring into summer with a snifter of our most famous grape: sauvignon blanc. 9 November 2018