BEST WHITE WINE BUY 2019

Thornbury Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

NZ$14.50

When I tasted this wine for the first time in August, I thought: what a steal! ‘A high-impact style,’ I jotted down. ‘Richly aromatic, it is very fresh, punchy and ripely herbaceous, with good intensity of passionfruit/lime flavours, and a crisp, dry finish.’ Then I saw its recommended retail price – $14.50.

Best Red Wine Buy 2019

Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

$16 – $20

A wine of excellent, four-and-a-half-star quality, on sale widely at a very modest, three-star price: that’s how I see the Best Red Wine Buy of the Year, the latest vintage of a long-term favourite from Hawke’s Bay.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Bridge Pa Wine Festival (Hawke’s Bay)

Bridge Pa Wine Festival 19 January 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.

Homegrown rosé: The best of New Zealand’s pink wine

More people are reaching for a home-grown tinted tipple of rosé. 18 January, 2018