Whitehaven

Whitehaven Pinot Gris 2018 Marlborough

A plump, ripe and fruity bouquet with white nectarine and fleshy pear, some spice and apple. Crisp, fresh, fruity, varietal and just dry on the finish. Fruit flavours reflect the nose, crisp acid line with some citrus flavours emerging, fruit spice highlights. A balanced and well made example that will please many who choose this wine to accompany lunch or dinner today. Best now and through 2022. 88 Points

Whitehaven Chardonnay 2018 Marlborough

Aromas of white and yellow peach, apple, pear and vanilla. A light nutty creamy layer adds a some complexity and intrigue. Dry, fruity, varietal, creamy and balanced on the palate with flavours of white fleshed fruits, some citrus and wood spice moments, gentle vanilla spice layer and persistent even finish. Very easy to sip on example, balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2022. 88 Points

Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2016 Marlborough

Really lovely bouquet of Pinot Noir with a soft floral and light red fruits, red flowers, wood spices, a touch of wood smoke and youthful vibrant tension. Dry on the palate with flavours of red cherry, red apple, raspberry and red cherry. Tannins add in tension and texture, acidity adds a layer of crunchy texture and freshness. Oak layer adds in some baking spics and tannin. Youthful, balanced, well made very easy to enjoy. Drink now and through 2025. 93 Points

Whitehaven Greg Pinot Noir 2017 Southern Valleys, Marlborough

Ripe, focused, fruity, varietal and complex bouquet of Pinot Noir. Very youthful on the palate with plenty of tension and poise. Flavours of dark berries and cherry, some black currant then baking spices of vanilla and clove. Firm tannins, plentiful acidity, a core of fruit, some dried herb notes and stony mineral finish. A wine that needs some cellar time to knit together all the finer attributes. Well made and lengthy. Best from 2021 through 2028. 95 Points

Cameron Douglas