Reviews: Wine Spectator, 89 Points

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Loveblock Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019

Score: 89

Release Price: $34

Tasting Note

Pear, nectarine and apricot flavors are supple and fresh on a soft and juicy frame. Shows details of green tea and dried flowers on the finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. — MW

Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago 2019

Score: 89

Release Price: $36

Tasting Note

Tangy wild […]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

A grape by any other name

By Mark Henderson

In life you might question someone who goes by an alias, but in the world of grape varieties this is all very commonplace.

Pinot Gris is but one example.

Whether labelled as pinot grigio in Italy, grauburgunder and rulander in Germany and Austria (the former generally drier, the latter more often […]

Thursday, July 22, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 93 Points, WineFolio

93 Points, WineFolio

Loveblock Pinot Gris 2020

A Marlborough wine, Loveblock – a personal brand, and return, from winemaker Kim Crawford. Palest green-yellow in the glass, with delicious aromas of wild fennel, golden apple, cardamom and pear. Crisply dry, light to medium bodied, with a lively line of acidity. Fresh ginger, lychee, greengage, basil, and rockmelon flavours […]

Monday, May 17, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

2019 Pinot Gris

“Tighter, crisper and leaner than many New Zealand Pinot Gris by virtue of its extreme, elevated coastal site. Loveblock’s 2019 Pinot Gris still shows some honeyed richness on its medium-bodied palate, providing welcome relief to the tart, mixed-citrus aromas and flavors. Give it another year in the cellar, and be rewarded with greater […]

Thursday, April 29, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, Tina Gellie, Decanter

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. […]

Wednesday, March 17, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 94 Points, Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout

94 Points, Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris (Biogro/Organic)

“Plush, fresh, elegant and varietal. A core of fruits showcasing white peach, red and yellow apples, pear and white spice. On the palate – a coarse silk texture precedes flavours of white fleshed orchard fruits, citrus peel and leesy spice layers. Nice acid line […]

Tuesday, February 9, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Gewurztraminer – 4 Stars2020 Loveblock Marlborough Dry Riesling – 4 Stars2020 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris (Organic) – 3 Stars

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (February 2021)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: John Bartlett, NZ Wine Directory

John Bartlett, NZ Wine Directory

Loveblock Organic Pinot Gris 2020Awatere Valley, Marlborough, NZ.Very pale straw with pale golden hues in colour. Aromas of ripe pears, melon, apple and citrus notes in the nose. A dry crisp palate with juicy pear, green apple & rock melon flavours. Nice tension on the palate with bright acidity, pear skin […]

Monday, January 11, 2021|Wines|

Awards: Pinot Gris/Grigio of the Year, Winestate Magazine Wine Of The Year Awards 2020

Pinot Gris/Grigio of the Year

WINNER OF THE KEWCO TROPHY – 2019 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris

Thursday, December 17, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – An elegant rendition of the variety with textural mouthfeel and refinement; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, apricot, fresh herb and lemon peel aromas with a hint of gun smoke. It’s focused and concentrated on the palate, delivering excellent vibrancy together with […]

Thursday, December 17, 2020|Wines|

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