Straw colored; light tropical nose with gooseberry as the wine warmed. There is a residual sweetness in the finish and quite unlike previous vintages. Grassy flavors to the fore and then light tropical flavors. Disappointing given previous strong efforts.
Straw color. Textbook classic gooseberry and grass nose. Wonderful citrus attack in the mouth with crisp and sharp fruit - lots of kiwi fruit - and then herbaceous and cut grass flavors in the background. Bravo.
New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough, Wairau Valley
A fantastic wine. Straw colored, with a rich tropical nose. I love the contast of a tropical nose and then green and grassy flavors, or vice versa, and this wine delivers. Lots of grassy flavors in the mouth and then the tropical flavors - pineapple, kiwi - rise to the fore as the wine warms in the glass. This is a compex and flavorful well-balanced wine with a lot going on.
This is a monolithic wine but wow, does it do the job well. There's not a lot of complexity to the wine but the concentration of lemony and grapefruit flavors is impressive. The aromas hit early and they hit hard. In the mouth there is a richness of flavor and depth that invited re-tasting. Medium-bodied with an impressive finish.
A very plae wine with almost no color A muted nose expressing more chalk and mineral than fruit. Hints of apple in the mouth with steely dryness. Good secondary flavors as the wine gets some air - apple, pear - and other orchard fruits.