Escarpment Vineyard ‘Artisan’ Range, A New Direction
Coal Pit Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 ‘Tiwha’ Pinot Noir
Saint Clair 2016 Omaka Reserve Chardonnay and Pioneer Block 17 Merlot
Bohemian ‘The Poet’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017
Alana Estate Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Releases
Wildflower 2017 Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Palacio de Oriente Rioja Reserva 2012
Archangel ‘Stefania’ Riesling 2015, Chardonnay 2017 and Pinot Noir 2014
Clearwater Cove Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
Speak No Evil Organic Shiraz 2017
Hawkshead 2017 Pinot Gris. 2015 Riesling and Bannockburn Pinot Noir, and 2014 ‘First Vines’ Pinot Noir
Smoking Loon, La Crema, McManis and The Crusher Releases
Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016
Clearview Estate 2016 ‘Old Olive Block’, Enigma’ and ‘The Basket Press’
Ceres 2017 ‘Swansong’ Pinot Gris and 2016 ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir
Vicarage Lane Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016
Paddy Borthwick 2017 Riesling and Chardonnay, and 2016 Left Hand and Right Hand Pinot Noirs
Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
Villa Maria ‘Ngakirikiri’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Paxton ‘NOW’ Shiraz 2017 and Hogshead Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Kuru Kuru and Tarras Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Red Queen Marlborough Pinot Nor Rosé 2017
Waipara Valley Wines Blanc de Blanc, 2016 Sauvignon, and 2016 Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Reserve Chardonnay
Aix Rosé, A Torres Selection and Lustau Vermut from EuroVintage
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews

P. Louis Martin Grand Cru Bouzy Champagne Brut NV

17 November,2017

As a Master of Wine, Steve Bennett has the global connections to source all manner of wines. Steve has brought in many of the top wines of the world into New Zealand, but his practical side sees him importing some exceptionally good value wines for a market that wants to experiment with wines other than the local fare, but within price constraints. This Steve has done very successfully. His latest offering is a grower Champagne, all the rage at present, the Paul Louis Martin from Bouzy, just in time for Christmas. P. Louis Martin has a history back to 1864, and has 10 ha of vines in Bouzy in the Montagnes de Reims. The estate is run by descendants Francine and her son Vincent. I review the wine here. For availability, Tel: 09 378-9463


P. Louis Martin Champagne Bouzy Grand Cru Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from France – Champagne


Bright, light straw-yellow colour, pale edged and with moderately persistent and fine bead. The bouquet is full and well-concentrated with a harmonious amalgam of yellow stonefruits and bready-yeasty, brioche-like autolysis. The aromatics are expressed with clarity, presence and with subtle complexing interest. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has clear and positive fresh apple and stonefruit flavours intermingling with fine bready-yeasty autolysis in the background, The flavours form a good heart, the dosage adding a perceptible richness, and the mouthfeel is refreshing and balanced, with a creamy mousse and bright acidity. The wine flows along a fine-textured line leading to a sustained finish of stonefruits and yeasty autolysis. This is a well-concentrated and harmoniously balanced , refreshing Champagne showing good Pinot Noir presence and clarity with fine autolytic interest. Serve as an aperitif and with canapés. It will also match a variety of fish and white meat dishes A blend of 50% each Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, fermented to 12.0% alc. 18.5-/20 Nov 2017 RRP $79.99

Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny