Winestate Marlborough Tasting 2021

Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 [5 stars]
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 a finely balanced, long finish. Drink now or cellar. $22

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 [4 stars]
Certified organic, this single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine is medium-bodied, with very good depth of vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, a vague hint of sweetness, fresh acidity and a finely balanced finish. Best drinking 2022+. $22

Loveblock Marlborough Gew├╝rztraminer 2020 [4 stars]
Enjoyable young, this attractively perfumed wine was estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley. Pale lemon/green, it is medium-bodied, with soft, gently sweet peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing very good delicacy and depth. $22