Reviews: 4 Stars, Winestate

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Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 – 4 StarsThis 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 […]

Monday, June 28, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine

Cameron Douglas MS Tasting Notes, World of Wine Winter Edition

2020 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir – 95 Points

Vibrant, complex, ripe, varietal and intense pinosity with aromas of crushed black cherry, dried raspberry and plum compote. There’s a core of mineral and toasty leesy complexity. Bright, fresh, precise, fruity and quite delicious on the palate. […]

Wednesday, May 5, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

A tasty look at sav blancs

Mid-January. Depending on where you are as you read this, you may be basking in the glow of summer and dreaming of a cool sav blanc, the condensation forming beads as it trickles down the bottle.

Of course, writing this ahead of publication is fraught with the risk that it could […]

Thursday, January 21, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, Rupert Joy, Decanter

91 Points, Rupert Joy, Decanter

Loveblock, Tee Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley, 2019

Refreshing, innovative wine made with green tea powder (hence the name) as an antioxidant in place of SO2. Appealing zesty tangerine and apple compote aromas, with an intense, mouthfilling grapefruit attack on the palate. Organic.

Drinking Window 2021 – 2023

Score: 91 Points

Rupert Joy, Decanter (February 2021)

Monday, January 11, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, Wine Align

91 Points, Wine Align – 2019 Loveblock Marlborough ORANGE Sauvignon Blanc (Now Known As 2019 Loveblock Marlborough TEE Sauvignon Blanc)

David Lawrason – 92 PointsThis deceptively yellow in colour, not orange as advertised. But is “no sulphur” and infused with green tea to prevent oxidation, which is very creative. It does have a slightly stemmy nose […]

Friday, November 27, 2020|Wines|

Features: New Zealand: Helping Redefine Fine Wine Plus a Buyer’s Guide to some of the Country’s Best, Wine Align

New Zealand: Helping Redefine Fine Wine Plus a Buyer’s Guide to some of the Country’s Best

“Fine” wine, traditionally defined by a combination of factors such as long history and pedigree, longevity, scarcity, high price, and a widely held view of exceptional quality and authentic regionality, is under renovation. It’s no longer enough to be good. […]

Friday, November 27, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: Phil Parker: Out of the Ordinary, Ponsonby News

Phil Parker: Out of the Ordinary

2019 Loveblock TEE Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

An intriguing take on the Marlborough Sauvignon style. This wine has green tea added as an alternative antioxidant to sulphur dioxide (SO2). Quite shy aromas of peach and a hint of feijoa. On the palate there are soft acids and complex, multi-layered flavours of feijoa, […]

Monday, November 9, 2020|Wines|

Features: Capsule Considers: Wine Not? Our Picks Of The New Season’s Best Bottles

Capsule Considers: Wine Not? Our Picks Of The New Season’s Best Bottles

Buying wine can be an intimidating thing, especially if you’re outside of your comfort zone at the supermarket staring at the hundreds of bottles in front of you. We’ve trawled through some of the year’s new releases to bring you a list of summer’s […]

Monday, November 9, 2020|Wines|

Features: A natural solution to sulphur: Loveblock winery the first in the world to use green tea, Idealog

A natural solution to sulphur: Loveblock winery the first in the world to use green tea

Kiwi winery Loveblock is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea (Camellia sinensis) as a natural preservative in replacement of sulphur. An antioxidant, green tea has already proven its value in other product innovations for […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|Wines|

Features: World first: Green tea replaces sulphur as a preservative for wine, GOOD

World first: Green tea replaces sulphur as a preservative for wine

Kiwi winery Loveblock is thought to be the first in the world to use green tea (Camellia sinensis) as a natural preservative in replacement of sulphur. An antioxidant, green tea has already proven its value in other product innovations for medicine and beauty.To achieve organic certification, sulphur […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020|Wines|

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