Articles: Seeking freshness in the southern hemisphere, Jancis Robinson

An update on organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from New Zealand. 98% of Marlborough vineyards are now picked by machines, such as the one pictured above courtesy of New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, te Pā. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times.

There’s something archetypal about Paris and Sancerre. I associate glasses of pale, searing, […]

Tuesday, October 19, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast (November 2021)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021|Wines|

Battle of the Blancs, Cameron Douglas MS

New Zealand reigns supreme at Southern Sauvignon Blanc ‘Test Match’

Top New Zealand and South African Sauvignon Blancs scrum for winning title, in honour of 100 years of All Blacks x Springbok rugby

We have played the old foe for a century: always tough, always fair. And this weekend, our All Blacks take on the mighty Springboks […]

Wednesday, October 6, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

Impressive variety of styles among recent sauvignon blancs

By Mark Henderson

Exciting to see the raft of interesting flavours across the wines, with some treading quite different paths.

No risk of Sauvignon Blanc being a one-trick pony here.

Finally, was the excitement at the overall quality across the group.

Sure, some accomplished producers here, but the class of these recent […]

Thursday, July 29, 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: 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: Toast Patio Season With These Top Tasting Sauvignon Blancs, Forbes

Toast Patio Season With These Top Tasting Sauvignon Blancs

Sauvignon Blanc’s flavor profile tends toward racy, energetic ebullience making it ideal for warm-weather sipping. France’s Loire and Bordeaux regions are masters of the varietal, but in past decades regions such as New Zealand, California, and Chile have jumped into the game, making their own zesty expressions. […]

Tuesday, March 23, 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: 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|

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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