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Cloudy Bay Riesling Late Harvest 2008 375ml

Rated 91+ - Pale to medium straw-gold in color, the 2008 Late Harvest Riesling is gorgeously scented of apricot and lemon preserves with nuances of...
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright, pale yellow. Lovely penetrating aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, spices and minerals. Bone-dry but the...
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Te Koko 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Te Koko is redolent of honeyed peaches, pink grapefruit and passion fruit with an undercurrent of cedar and baking bread....
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Coopers Creek Pinot Noir 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - A straightforward pinot that delivers bright, ripe cherry and raspberry fruits; some kirsch-like notes, too, with some perfumed lift....
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Dog Point Chardonnay 2012 750ml

Rated 92+ - The 2012 Chardonnay exudes gorgeous pineapple, green mango and white peach notes with underlying hints of honeyed toast, cashews and...
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Dog Point Chardonnay 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - This distinctive white offers a creamy texture and aromatic profile, with a long, detailed finish. The melon, apple and apricot flavors...
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Dog Point Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Plush and creamy in texture, with robust plum and berry notes, complemented by savory overtones of smoke, chicory, tomato leaf and white...
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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has a fragrant nose of elderflower, lavender, lemongrass and fresh herbs with hints of struck match and ground...

Marlborough

Marlborough, though relatively young as a wine-growing region, has the largest wine acreage in New Zealand with more than 4,500 hectares (11,115 acres); its first vineyards were planted in 1973 and now make up 40 percent of all New Zealand vineyard area. This large flat river valley at the northern end of South Island contains a great variety of soil patterns, low soil fertility and good drainage, all of which allow winemakers opportunities for producing fine wines in a great variety of styles.

Marlborough wines first appeared on the international wine scene in 1985 with startlingly fresh, clean yet complex Sauvignon Blancs that made consumers sit up and take notice. Today Sauvignon Blanc is the most planted varietal, showing tropical fruit flavors and pungent capsicum herbaceousness that have come to represent the national style.

Chardonnay, Marlborough's second most popular varietal, is produced in a number of styles including sparkling. Like the Sauvignon Blancs, it often shows tropical aromas and relatively high acidity, and is rarely aged in oak. Riesling also thrives here and can produce both fine dry dinner wines and luscious botrytized dessert wines. The wave of the future is to be found in Marlborough's youngest vineyards, where Pinot Noir is making news and quite a reputation with oak-aged wines of finely balanced structure and supple red fruit flavors reminiscent of young Burgundy. Made into sparkling wines, Marlborough Pinot Noirs can also display a refined austerity. To the northwest, Nelson turns out some elegant Chardonnay with hazelnut and citrus flavors.