Durvillea D by Astrolabe Marlborough Rosé 2017
Offering great value, this attractively packaged rosé is drinking well right now. Pale pink, it is full-bodied and fleshy, with peach, strawberry and spice flavours, strong and lively, and a fully dry, finely balanced finish. Drink now-2019.
Tantalus Waiheke Island Evoque Reserve 2015
Estate-grown at Onetangi, this blend of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc is a powerful but approachable red, dark, fragrant and full-bodied, with highly concentrated, plummy, spicy flavours, rich and harmonious. It’s already delicious.