Winestate Recent Releases
Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 – 4 Stars
This graceful, vibrantly fruity and youthful red was mostly estate-grown at Bendigo. Deep ruby, with a fragrant, fresh, slightly spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and supple, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, lively acidity and gentle tannins. Best drinking 2023+.
Loveblock Tee Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – 4 Stars
This highly distinctive wine uses “green tea as a natural antioxidant instead of sulphur.” Certified organic, it was estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley and a third of the blend was barrel-fermented. Pale gold, it is fresh and full-bodied, with strong, vigorous, tropical fruit flavours, a touch of tannin, crisp acidity and lots of youthful drive. From far outside the mainstream, it’s worth discovering.
Winestate Recent Releases, Winestate’s September/ October 2021 Issue (June 2021)