Yealands Estate SV Pinot Noir 2016, Awatere valley, Marlborough
Ripe, fruity, packed with aromas of brown spice, red cherry and plum. On the palate – youthful, crisp, fruit centric with cherry, raspberry and red berry fruit flavours, fine tannins, brown spices of clove and cinnamon; contrasting acidity. Dry finish, balanced and well made – quite lengthy. Drink now and through 2024.
89 Points

Yealands Estate SV Tempranillo 2016, Awatere valley, Marlborough
Plush and vibrant red fruited bouquet packed with aromas of raspberry and black cherry; some red liquorice, light peppery spice, sweet meat, a hint of whole berry carbonic maceration and vanilla oak tones.  On the palate – juicy, lush, fruity and dry; flavours reflect the bouquet with vibrant acidity to match the core of fruit, fine to moderate tannins, balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2024.

90 Points