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Winery Name

Wine Name

Region

100 pts

5 Stars

 

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Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Marlborough

93

5

It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, nectarine, lime zest and subtle herbaceous characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit purity and power, beautifully structured by juicy acidity. The wine is classically expressed and offers plenty of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2017. $28.00. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Marlborough

93

5

Youthful and delectable, this zesty sauvignon is filled with ripe citrus, feijoa and passionfruit characters with an elegant infusion of fresh herbs. The palate is succulent and flavoursome, and offers bright fruit flavours, leading to a lingering refreshing finish. At its best: now to 2018. $24.00. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Chardonnay 2014

Gisborne

87

4

A nicely rounded and generous, this flavoursome chardonnay shows aromas of ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, mandarin and subtle almond notes on the nose. The palate is succulent and creamy, and displays elegant fruit intensity and nicely pitched acidity, making the wine very approachable. At its best: now to 2018. $19.00. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Pinot Noir 2014

Marlborough

86

4

The wine offers attractive ripe fruit flavours with savoury undertones. Aromas of spiced cherry, game, earthy mushroom and nutmeg lead to a juicy palate that is smooth and rounded. It is gently weighted and finely textured, elegantly structured by soft tannins. An appealing pinot offering lovely drinkability. At its best: now to 2018. $28.00. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Nelson

94

5

This is impressively complex and engaging. Gorgeous aromas of dark berry, smoked meat, clove and floral with hints of cedar and truffle on the nose. The palate is superbly ripe and concentrated, and delivers layers of delectable flavours and rich texture, brilliantly framed by polished tannins. It is very long and velvety on the finish. At its best: now to 2021. $45.00. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough

91

4.5

It is richly savoury on the nose showing dark berry, cured meat, leather, mixed spice and cedar characters, followed by a generously expressed palate that is ripe and beautifully weighted. Tannins are fine and delicately drying, making the wine firm and ideally suited to partner slow-cooked meaty dishes. At its best: now to 2018. $89.00. 1.5 litre. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Merlot 2015

South Australia

83

3.5

Youthful and brightly flavoured, this easy going merlot shows red/dark plum, floral, spice and toasted almond characters on the nose, leading to a juicy palate that is smooth and fruity. Nicely balanced and friendly. At its best: now to 2018. $19.00. www.newfromzealand.com. May 2016.

 

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Ratings

5 Stars

100 pts

 

5

96 - 100

Exceptional quality exhibiting highest level of concentration and complexity.

5

93 – 95

Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type.

4.5

89 - 92

Excellent quality showing high level of concentration and balance.

4

85 - 88

Very good quality displaying attractive flavours and good balance.

3.5

81 - 84

Good quality, easy drinking with straightforward flavours.

Not all wines tasted by Wine Orbit are published including those rated below 3 stars.