Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Bladen Gewürztraminer is a single vineyard wine hand-harvested from the Tilly Vineyard. Off-dry and luscious it is irresistibly rich and oily with aromas of lychee and Turkish delight. Hints of spice round off the lingering finish. Superb with Asian dishes, especially Thai."
4 Stars Cuisine Gewürztraminer Tasting, January 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"A bouquet of summer roses in a glass. This very attractive floral and fleshy style has the required ripeness, softness and generosity that announces the variety yet the exemplary balance of fruit and acidity freshens the finish."
2017 Vintage also available
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Varietal aromas of lychee and rose petal, with hints of orange blossom and honey suckle. On the palate hints of baking spice and manuka honey. This is a full bodied wine with a rich, oily texture and long finish."
ANZWA 2017 (2017 Vintage)
"Youthful and elegantly lifted with rockmelon, pineapple and floral notes, beautifully supported by fine texture and juicy intensity."
4 Stars, Cuisine Gewürztraminer Tasting, February 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"The top performer at last year’s gewurz tasting, this Marlborough southern valleys-grown wine again looks very accomplished. Fresh as a daisy and offering attractive rosewater-like floral scents, it is a soft-textured, sweetish, sensually textured expression."