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Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

NZ$18

Bright pink, this is a delicious, skilfully balanced wine, developing well. Tasted recently, it is still very fresh and lively, in a medium-bodied style with vibrant strawberry and watermelon flavours, hints of peach and apricot, and a dry, finely poised finish. A good buy.

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Paritua Red Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernets 2015

NZ$49

Full of personality, this powerful blend of Merlot (74 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (19 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (7 per cent) was matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (40 per cent new). Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, complex, nutty bouquet, it’s a well-structured red, with concentrated, berryish, spicy flavours, showing excellent complexity, and good tannin backbone. Still youthful, it should mature well for a decade.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction (Hastings)

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction 09 November 2019

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