Features: Spotlight On: Loveblock’s Erica Crawford, Wine Spectator

Spotlight On: Loveblock’s Erica Crawford

“The South Africa-born New Zealand wine star talks about wine’s life lessons, experimenting with orange wine, the origin of Someone’s Darling vineyard, and her first sip of wine—a sparkling “perry” known as Babycham.”

Watch the video here.

Wine Spectator (May 2020)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: 90 Points, Wine Spectator

2019 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

“Peach, pear and citrus flavors are plump and juicy with a thread of floral details and whiffs of lemongrass and dried mango on the finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases made. 35,000 cases imported.” — MW

90 Points, Wine Spectator (April 2020)

Thursday, April 2, 2020|Wines|

Reviews: John McDonald, Cape Gazette

How wines are aged can make a real difference in taste

“A good pal, Donna White, took the time to introduce Loveblock PN 2018, produced of 100 percent PN, from the Someone’s Darling Vineyard. Regulars know I’m a pushover for romantic names, especially since Barb’s bday is Valentine’s Day. This year my Darlin and I unblocked […]

Thursday, March 12, 2020|Wines|

Feature: Restaurant & Cafe, International Recognition

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

“Kiwi winery Loveblock has had its Pinot Noir Central Otago named amongst the prestigious Wine Spectator Top 100 List for 2019.

Each year, the Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, publishes a list of the most exciting wines from around the world from a pool of over 15,000 wines.

“We’re so excited to see […]

Wednesday, December 11, 2019|Interviews, Wines|

Feature: Wine Spectator, Top 100 of 2019

#46 in the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2019

#46 – 2018 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir, 93 Points

“This displays an impressive presence, smooth and succulent, with vibrant cherry, raspberry and apricot notes and touches of white pepper, anise seed and toasted cumin. The texture is smooth, with firm tannins that add an appealing traction […]

Monday, November 25, 2019|Wines|

Reviews: 90 Points, Wine Spectator

2018 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Estate

“White pepper notes mingle with ripe peach, melon and tangerine flavors in this smooth and juicy white, offering details of green tea and lime zest that linger on the finish. Finds harmony and grace on the long, expressive finish.”

Wine Pick of the Day 14 May 2019

90 Points, Wine […]

Tuesday, May 28, 2019|Wines|

Reviews: 90 Points, Wine Spectator

2017 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir

“Savory and distinctive, with minty herbal and minerally crushed rock details to the core of firm cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by clove and cumin notes. The Tannins firm up on the finish. Drink now through 2030.”

90 Points, Wine Spectator (May 2019)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019|Wines|

Feature: The Real Review, Four New Zealand wines in Wine Spectator Top 100

Four New Zealand wines in Wine Spectator Top 100
“New Zealand was a high performer in 2018 with four wines in the Wine Spectator’s influential Top 100 list. The wines were:

12th – Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago, 96 points (7,120 cases made)
21st – Scott Base Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, 93 points (5,000 cases made)
32nd […]

Friday, January 18, 2019|Wines|

Awards: Wine Spectator, Top 100 of 2018

2015 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir – Sustainable
“Rich and creamy, with clove-scented notes of black cherry, plum and licorice that are vibrant and expressive, while intriguing details of forest floor and fresh herb linger, adding another dimension. Shows terrific harmony on the finish. Drink now through 2028.—M.W.”

Ranked #42 in the Top 100 of 2018, 92 Points, […]

Thursday, November 22, 2018|Wines|

Reviews: 92 Points, Wine Spectator

2015 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir – Sustainable
“Rich and creamy, with clove-scented notes of black cherry, plum and licorice that are vibrant and expressive, while intriguing details of forest floor and fresh herb linger, adding another dimension. Shows terrific harmony on the finish. Drink now through 2028.—M.W.”

92 Points, Wine Spectator (Aug 2018)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018|Wines|

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