25 of the best New Zealand wines for spring

Loveblock, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand 2020

Appealing musky pear-drop aromas lead on to a just-dry palate of juicy tinned peaches and pears. The creamy, quite weighty mouthfeel is nicely balanced by flinty mineral acidity, giving a gentle but succulent wine that would be delicious with roast pork. Drinking Window 2021 – 2024. 91 Points

Loveblock, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2019

Aromas of rhubarb, red cherries and berries – a bright summer pudding-like purity. On the palate crisp red apple, cherry, plum and floral notes mingle with dusty tannins. Half the wine was aged in oak, giving good structure, in tandem with vibrant raspberry acidity. Drinking Window 2021 – 2026. 91 Points

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Tina Gellie, Decanter (March 2021)