Now, this is one special bottle we picked up on our last trip to New Zealand. It’s also one heavy bottle with a very deep punt (the indentation on the bottom of the bottle). The ‘LV’ range by winemaker Louis Vavasour is pure luxury and at $65 a pop, you’d hope for something a little bit special. Continue reading →
On our recent trip to New Zealand we stopped into the Jolly Farmer Wholesale bottleshop in Drury where we were treated to a tasting of the Nautilus 2017 Chardonnay from Marlborough. I didn’t write a tasting note at the time however it had a distinct creaminess with a wonderful peachiness.
As the owner of the Jolly Farmer is friends with the family he also tasked me with tasting this sample of the Opawa 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough.
Hands up if you love rosé! This Astrolabe 2017 Beacon Hill ‘Pinot Rosé’ from Marlborough is made from Pinot Noir and a small portion of Pinot Gris grapes. I quickly picked it up from the bottle shop on the weekend in NZ to chuck in our bag to bring back to Aussie. Continue reading →