Reviews: 91 Points, Wine Spectator

91 Points, Wine Spectator

Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020

91 points | $28 | 35,000 cases imported | White

Tasting Note: Complex and effusive, showing fresh notes of lemon verbena, thyme and white pepper, with a core of Key lime, ruby grapefruit and other vibrant citrus flavors. Features an intense, harmonious finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases imported. — MW

Wine Spectator (March […]

Thursday, June 16, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Phil Parker, Ponsonby News

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris – Organic

“Crisp and fruity and just nudging dry in a flavoursome style. Lime, poached pear, a hint of ginger spice and green tea. Both vegan and organic. Great as a slightly chilled aperitif or with seafood, or Thai foods,” Phil Parker.

Phil Parker, Ponsonby News (June 2022)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: 93 Points, Wine Spectator

93 Points, Wine Spectator

Pinot Noir Central Otago 2020

93 points | $36 | 4,000 cases imported | Red

Tasting Note: Fresh and lively, revealing a pretty floral note of violet, with cherry, plum and robust tobacco flavors. Offers a hint of dark chocolate on the firm, muscular finish. Harmonious and powerful. Drink now through 2030. —M.W.

Wine Spectator (May 2022)

Thursday, May 19, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris

“Pinot Gris is not an easy variety to get right. But this bottling, from Kim and Erica Crawford, is perfectly pitched. It’s bright and layered with fresh—and not overly ripe—fruit notes of apple and pear alongside fresh fennel, lime leaf and jasmine. The palate is wonderfully textural, a balance of fleshy, […]

Sunday, May 1, 2022|Wines|

Articles: How a Mug of Rooibos Tea May Revolutionize Winemaking, Somm TV

How a Mug of Rooibos Tea May Revolutionize Winemaking

“Where there’s tea, there is hope.” English playwright, Wing Pinero, may have been onto something in the late 1800s. Centuries later, some winemakers are replacing sulfur with tannins from tea leaves. In 2011, Trevor Strydom had an epiphany when his daughter brought him a cup of Rooibos […]

Monday, April 4, 2022|Uncategorised, Wines|

Reviews: New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Organic

“Estate-grown and partly (33 per cent) hand-picked in the lower Awatere Valley, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was fermented in tanks (mostly) and a mix of clay amphorae, concrete eggs and oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a distinctive wine, medium to full-bodied, with very good intensity of vigorous, […]

Thursday, March 17, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Estate

“Bursting with energy, the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) offers excellent concentration of freshly cut pineapple alongside lemon sherbet and peach. There’s a subtle green background note of capsicum and gooseberry displaying the variety’s spectrum of flavors. It has a powerful core and sinew on the long, fragrant finish.” […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Winestate Wine of the Year Awards Annual Edition 2022

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Organic

5 Stars / 98 Points

“Certified organic, this is a top vintage of this single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine. Showing excellent complexity (one-third of the blend was aged in a mix of clay amphorae, barrels and concrete eggs), it is mouthfilling, fleshy, sweet-fruited and dry, with concentrated, ripely herbaceous flavours and […]

Monday, February 14, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: 93 Points, Cameron Douglas MS

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris – 93 Points

An elegant, silky textured expression with fresh Bosc pear and red apple, white nectarine and honeysuckle.

Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine (Nov 2021)

Friday, November 12, 2021|Wines|

Articles: Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s Marlborough region is famous for singular Sauvignon Blanc, but as Chris Howard discovers, diverse expressions are well under way deep in the South Pacific.

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’s overnight success simultaneously redefined the French variety and placed New Zealand on the wine world stage. Exploding on the scene in […]

Wednesday, November 10, 2021|Wines|

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