New Zealand Wine Reviews

WINE REVIEWS: Riesling

WINE REVIEWS: Riesling

Riesling comes in many variations, from simple sweeter or dryer styles to wild ferment in old oak, from ethereal low-alcohol styles to fascinatingly complex wines with a little bottle age. Check out the wine reviews on www.odt.co.nz for more wines from this tasting.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

There's such variety in pinot noir depending on where it comes from and how ripe the grapes are, how it is made and whether it is aged or not - the 6-year old wine in this tasting is drinking very well, but may not be to the taste of those who like big fruity numbers.

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

It's hard to beat a good chardonnay, one with fruit, oak and nutty characters in harmony anda crisp, long, satisfying finish.

WINE REVIEWS: Rose

WINE REVIEWS: Rose

Rose is a versatile summer wine, good with most foods - from turkey and ham to salads and fish. This batch of roses were deliciously refreshing.

BBQ Reds

BBQ Reds

A simple, fruity red with lots of flavour is ideal for barbecues. Try some of these.

WINE REVIEWS: Whites

WINE REVIEWS: Whites

This tasting includes several unusual but exciting white varieties that show great promise and are worth exploring. Look out for them in good restaurants and wine shops or browse online.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Gris

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Gris

Pinot gris is better than it used to be, thank goodness. In the past year or so I've noticed many have interesting textures and are better balanced than they once were.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

Pinot noir usually needs a year or two to show its best, so it's no wonder many of the 2013s in this tasting tasted better a day or two after they were opened when they'd mellowed and integrated a little.

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