Wairau River Wines Ltd

+64 3 572 7950 Corner State Highway 6 & Rapaura Road
Blenheim, 7273
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Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. – Description from markomkc

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  • Wairau River Wines Pinot Noir 2011

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    Fairly intense and immediate on the nose with lots of earth, tea, and slightly rubbery smoky aromas. This is pretty powerful and front loaded in the mouth with a slightly chewy, glycerin rich mouthfeel that makes this glossy and a bit indistinct in the mouth. There are fine underlying tannins that dimple the surface and add an attractive touch... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Wairau River Wines Pinot Noir 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Wairau River Chardonnay NV

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  • Wairau River Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    Intense and complete on the nose with layers of grass, chilies, fresh zesty citrus fruit and dusty guava aromas. Big, rich and intense in the mouth. This is powerful and a bit dense with lots of follow-through. The succulent fruit is intense on the back end with grapefruit, guava and cut grass notes that are rich and fruity but not sweet. Really... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Wairau River Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    Intense and complete on the nose with layers of grass, chilies, fresh zesty citrus fruit and dusty guava aromas. Big, rich and intense in the mouth. This is powerful and a bit dense with lots of follow-through. The succulent fruit is intense on the back end with grapefruit, guava and cut grass notes that are rich and fruity but not sweet. Really... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Wairau River Riesling 2006

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    Wine review by gntop1


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  • Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2005

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    Wine review by bug12811


  • Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2005

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