Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003, Marlborough, New Zealand. Ripe strawberries and cherries with a hint of earthiness, intense and fruity, balanced and aromas of mushrooms. Tannins are very ripe and these add to the ripe plum and savoury characters, slightly cloudy indicating that this wine has not been finned for filtered. Lots of maturation character. This wine is ready for drinking - so get into it if you have some in your cellar. For more information go to www.winetocellar.co.nz
Martinborough Vineyards Gewurztraminer 1994, Martinborough, New Zealand What a classic aged Gewurztraminer - intense floral and fruit character with excellent length and spice flavours. After aging for 19 years this wine was complex, balanced and a rich body and mouth feel.What a magnificent wine and well worth the wait. for more info go to www.click-on-wine.com
Dry River Arapoff Syrah 2001, Martinborough, New Zealand. Intensely coloured deep red with hints of purple. A huge aroma of plum, spice and pepper and raspberry flavours in the background. Ripe tannins, excellent length, still young leave for another 5 years minimum. For more information on cellaring wines go to www.click-on-wine.com
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 1996, Martinborough, New Zealand. A wine full of intense maturation character, ripe red fruits and cherry, balanced by an earthiness that gave the wine real complexity. This is a stunning wine to cellar - if you still have some keep for another 5 years.
Felton Road Central Otago Chardonnay 2007 (New Zealand) . A delicious chardonnay full of fruit and character. Light lemony and citrus (grapefruit) flavours with nutty and buttery elements which give this wine an elegant balance. Emerging complexity and excellent length. Highly recommended.
Blain Gagnard Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2005 Integrated complex fruit, marmalade, peach, stone fruit. Subtle and complex, balanced and elegant. Excellent length and intensity. I gave this wine the top mark in a recent tasting.
Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 1991, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Deep golden in colour indicating age - on the nose ripe and mature citrus - with hints of marmalade, marmite yeastiness, and a bit of honey. Excellent acid keeping the wine tasting fresh and vibrant and a length that hung on for ages. For more information on cellaring wine go to www.click-on-wine.com