Reviews: Wine Spectator, 89 Points

Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand

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: 4 Stars, Winestate

Winestate Recent Releases

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: Aromatic White Wines That Overdeliver, Pix

Aromatic White Wines That Overdeliver

Wine communicator Penny Sadler suggests three wines that are perfect for summer

Five years ago, Dallas’s Penny Sadler’s business took her to a variety of the world’s great wine regions and vineyards. But, something was missing.

“I liked wine, but I didn’t know very much about it,” she says, “so I was visiting […]

Tuesday, June 15, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

2019 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir – 90 Points

Wine Enthusiast (Aug/Sep 2021)

Monday, May 24, 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: 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: 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: 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|

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