Reviews

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard

Imbibe

1 July 2014

Imbibe

A blend of aromatics, this is unsurprisingly expressive on the nose. Tasting reveals a juicy, ripe wine; lime, white flowers, nectarine, granite and pineapple.

Wine NZ

Top Ten $20 and under wines1 July 2014

Wine NZ

Pretty, bright herbal nose with tomato leaf notes and a hint of sweat. Citrus and passionfruit flavours, even some mango and tropicals which are well balanced and in good concentration. A less aggressive, more subtle style, done very well. 

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Colin Ford1 July 2014

Good Quality Wines

With its mid-yellow hue, this wine shows nice nutty-citrus fruit characters on the nose. In the mouth, the lemony, peach-apricot flavours work really well. There's a nice creamy texture to the mid-palate with some oak toast on the finish. Pretty well done - great value!

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Colin Ford1 July 2014

Good Quality Wines

Good inky crimson colour. Dried fruit and plum aromas. Palate is dry and savoury and a hint leafy, then in the mid palate more sweet-fruited and berryish. There's some charry oak-chip influence and nicely rounded tannins.

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Colin Ford1 July 2014

Well performing wines

Simple, honest blackberry and dark fruits; fleshy and tannic.

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Colin Ford1 July 2014

Well performing wines

Spicy nose, currant and red fruits with pepper and olive. 

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Colin Ford1 July 2014

Well performing wines

Herbaceous, clean and crisp with some gooseberry, capsicum and sweet-pea. 

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Colin Ford1 July 2014

Well performing wines

Very Sauvignon Blanc-like on the nose. Cherry, capsicum and herb with a bit of citrus. 

Decanter World Wine Awards

Regional Trophy24 June 2014

Decanter World Wine Awards

"Vibrant, lifted, mineral style with lovely purity and a mix of tropical and aromatic fruit. Hints of fig, passion fruit, elderberry and flint give lots of interest, and the palate is pungent, crisp, grassy and long. A benchmark Kiwi Sauvignon."

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard

Food and Travel

Adam Lechmere1 May 2014

Food & Travel

Like most Kiwi wines, this is a screwcap. Pinot gris is the backbone; gewurztraminer creates a lovely mouthfeel; and riesling adds tropical fruit. Tart, fresh and aromatic. 

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard

Decanter

Steven Spurrier1 May 2014

Decanter

An adventurous 50% Pinot Gris/35% Riesling/15% Gewurztraminer blend created by winemaker Tamra Washington. Fresh pears and exotic summer fruits on the nose, while the Riesling provides a lift of acidity on the finish.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard

Guardian Weekend

Fiona Beckett15 March 2014

Guardian Weekend

I also loved a Yealands Estate PGR 2013 I tasted recently; from New Zealands' Awatere Valley, it's a blend of pinot gris, gewurztraminer and riesling. It has a zippy freshness that gewurztraminer on its own tends to lack, but still has that exotic character that makes it work so well with thai food and other curries.