Te Kairanga Estate Riesling 2014
elegant, citrusy style that is on the drier side at 6.5gms rs. Quite juicy and
acidulous with a nice core of mandarin peel, apple, lemon flavours and long
fresh finish. A very good Riesling.
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Kairanga Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
A reasonably serious style with
a 10% barrel ferment component. Whilst there are some tropical fruit notes there
are plenty of the more herbaceous, blackcuurant leaf, gooseberry flavours. The
wine-making components add richness to the palate.
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Te Kairanga Estate Pinot Gris
Also a dry style (2 gms rs) with 20% barrel. John describes it
as a 'pretty' style with peach, pear fruit flavours. It also has a nice mineral
drive to take it away from the 'flabbiness' of many Pinot Gris.
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Te Kairanga Estate Chardonnay
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented - this a
very classy Chardonnay. Fruit flavours are in the peach spectrum with winemaking
adding nut, lightly toasty meal characters. This offers plenty at this price.
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Te Kairanga John Martin Chardonnay
A step up - in quality and price. From the original 25 year old
Mendoza Home Block vines. This is a full bodied Chardonnay that is quite rich
with a touch of creaminess. Quite traditional in style with big golden fruits;
buttery and toasty. Excellent wine
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Kairanga Estate Pinot Noir 2014
It is probably with the Pinot Noirs
that Te Kairanga have made the biggest improvements, and it is easy to see why
the accolades are begining to stream in - it has just won a prestigious Gold at
the International Wine Competition in the UK. Quite floral and aromatic with
dark raspberry, cherry and spice box flavours. Elegant and yet quite powerful
with fine tannins. Excellent value..
Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir 2013
The first of the two vintage
comparisions. Both 2013 and 2014 were very good vintages in Martinborough with
the 2014 a bit cooler and starting a bit earlier. The fruit comes from the Home
and McLeod vineyards on the Martinborough terraces. This is quite a big silky,
savoury Pinot with a nice touch of spiciness.
Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir
Reflecting the slightly cooler, earlier vintage, this has a bit
more floral fragrance along with more intensity. Showing great 'pinosity' that
has a beautiful flow through the palate. A bigger, stronger wine than the 2013.
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Te Kairanga John Martin Pinot Noir
Named after the founder of Martinborough town, this is mainly
from the Home vineyard and mainly Abel clone (70+%). Concentrated and fleshy
with impressive dark violet, spice aromas. Easy to see why it has been rated 5
Stars by all reviews - Bob Campbell, Michael Cooper, Raymond Chan, Sam Kim,
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Kairanga John Martin Pinot Noir 2014
The 2014 fruit came mainly from
the McLeod vineyard, also predominately Abel clone. Again lifted and floral.
Although only 10% whole bunch pressed, there is a definite spiciness evident
that John says is a hallmark of the region and clone. Very impressive wine!
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