|Winery:||Esk Valley Estate|
|Region:||New Zealand » Hawke's Bay|
Esk Valley Estate
Cool and crisp on the nose with a touch of fresh grass over smoked almond base notes and sour lime fruit. This appears to be very restrained on the nose yet aromatic at the same time. On entry this is cool, low in the mouth and a bit soft. The wine sho...
Varietals Produced by Esk Valley Estate View all
History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
Esk Valley Estate on Snooth
Nine years have made this excellent blend outstanding. It still has those exotic dark chocolate (think Lindt 85%) and raisin Christmas-pudding qualities, but the tannins are butter-soft now and the acid is still high giving an overall impression of freshness. The merlot has really come to the fore with intense plumminess. A wonderful example of ... Read More
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Cool and crisp on the nose with a touch of fresh grass over smoked almond base notes and sour lime fruit. This appears to be very restrained on the nose yet aromatic at the same time. On entry this is cool, low in the mouth and a bit soft. The wine shows rounded edges and a simple expression of fruit, with nice interplay of restrained wood treat... Read More
You’ve probably tried a few New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and maybe even dabbled in the occasional Pinot Noir, but have you taken a look at their Chardonnays? If you haven’t, you really need to. I should probably rephrase that. If you enjoy a leaner, crisper style of Chardonnay that manages to be ripe yet firm with vivid clarity, then it’s time f... Read More
great wine, light enough but still maintained full flavor Read More
GOLD MEDAL - The International Wine Show 2008 (NZ)This is a full bodied white with classic Chenin Blanc characters of honey, quince and stonefruit with a mineral like acidity. The palate is full with a touch of residual sugar balancing the acidity. Great with goats cheese or enjoy with a wide array of seafood dishes and although enjoyable as a y... Read More
Apr 24, 2009
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Well I have plans to include several Syrahs in this thread over the next 2 weeks but let me begin with one of my favorite Syrah producers. J L Chave and his lovely 1996 Hermitage:Richly aromatic from the moment this is opened offering up an array of gamy tones to the earthy, blackberry fruit. Integrated in the mouth with the acidity seemingly qu... Read More
Good varietal example. Higher alcohol, but balanced with fruit and acid. Viscosity adds to good mouthfeel. Read More
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