Nga Waka

Nga Waka Riesling Dry 2013 Martinborough 12.5%
Fragrant lifted aromas of red apple and citrus, some kerosine moments and and mineral lift adding some complexity and depth. On the palate - dry and fruity eith plenty of acidity - flavours of apples and grapefruit, lemon skin and stony mineral. Overall a balanced wine enjoyed now and through 2019  - with food.
86 Points

Nga Waka Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Martinborough 13%
Fragrant, fresh, fruity and lush with fresh tree and citrus aromas, plenty of mineral tones and soft fresh herb qualities. On the palate - fruity, crisp, dray and forward; flavours of fresh herb, citrus and tree fruits, a light tropical note and steely crisp finish. Balanced and well made.
88 Points

Nga Waka Chardonnay 2015 Martinborough 13.5%
Familiar aromas of creamy, nutty, vanilla, peach and apple that is Chardonnay from cool climate New Zealand - brioche, popcirn and baked custard - like oak and cream aromas; toasty and nutty vanilla layer. On the palate - creamy, nutty, toasty and packed with roasted stone fruit flavours and vanilla butter; a touch off lees adds texture; medium acidity and a mild complexity overall. Balanced and drinking well now and through 2018.
87 Points

Nga Waka Pinot Noir 2014 Martinborough 13.5%
Calm and gentle aromas of light red fruits laced with red floral and layers of gently toasted oak; red and dark cherry, red plum and some cranberry suggestions, brown spice layer and youthful energy. On the palate - fresh, fruity, generous of flavours and quite youthful with a tension and poise mid palate, medium+ acidity and fine medium tannins; cranberry, plum and cherry flavours return - a balanced and well made wine drinking well now and through 2020.
89 Points

Nga Waka 'Lease Block' Pinot Noir 2014  Martinborough 13.5%
Smoky and gently fruity bouquet with layers of spice and fruit; aromas of dark plum and cherry, some wood tones and brown spices; raspberry and starwberry with red cherry. On the palate - fruity and dry with layers of silty soil, abundant fine tannins and red berry fruits, medium+ acidity, lovely balance, complexity and finish. A wine worth your time with or without food.
90 Points