Johner Estate Pinot Noir Wairarapa/Moonlight 2014
94 points – 5 Stars by Sam Kim
Complex and engaging, this gorgeous pinot is filled with dark berry, game and mixed spice characters with nuances of truffle and dried herbs. The palate delivers fruit concentration and weight, beautifully enhanced by velvety texture and loads of polished tannins. A fabulous combination of fruit richness and savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2020. www.johner-estate.com. Jan 2016.
Johner Estate Pinot Gris 2015
93 points – 5 Stars by Sam Kim
Full barrel fermentation in seasoned oak with further maturation and lees stirring. Wonderfully fruited, this instantly appealing pinot gris shows apricot, green rockmelon, fresh pear and floral notes with a hint of almond on the nose. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and purity, backed by fine texture and juicy acidity. Very appealing, very drinkable. At its best: now to 2019. $24.00. www.johner-estate.com. Jan 2016.
Johner Estate Sauvignon Blanc “sur Lie” 2015
91 points – 4.5 Stars by Sam Kim
A beautifully styled sauvignon with elegance and delicate fruit flavours. The gently fragrant bouquet shows grapefruit, lemongrass, feijoa and dill characters, which lead to a finely textured palate that is beautifully weighted and rounded while delivering vibrant acidity. Excellent harmony and integration, this complex style offers varietal purity as well as subtle savoury notes. Partial fermentation in seasoned barrels with lees stirring and ageing. At its best: now to 2019. $24.00. www.johner-estate.com. Jan 2016.
We are thrilled that both Raymond Chan and Bob Campbell gave our 2013 Gladstone and 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir’s FIVE star ratings. Michael Cooper enjoyed the 2014 Riesling and 2014 Pinot Gris and awarded FOUR stars and the 2013 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc was given FOUR AND A HALF stars.
We know New Zealanders are healthy wine drinkers and we also know they are fiercely protective and proud of our native icon “The Kiwi.” This is why we have joined forces with Pukaha Mount Bruce who do wonderful work in helping to restore our forest and native wildlife.
Pukaha Mount Bruce is a wildlife restoration Centre and visitor attraction located at the National Wildlife Centre off State Highway 2 in New Zealand’s Tararua district.
Over 90 Kiwi are currently living in the forest there and two are viewable in the nocturnal house, during kiwi chick season you can also experience kiwi chicks. As part of Pukaha’s conservation breeding programme, Operation Nest Egg, kiwi eggs are brought in from the forest and hatched in their nursery to give the chicks the best chance of survival.
To support this amazing service order The Johner Estate “Kiwi case” and we will donate $5 per case to Pukaha Mount Bruce to ensure that the Kiwi (and proud feature of our logo) does not become a thing of the past.
This is our selection for you and we are proud of the following reviews.
The Kiwi case consists of four bottles each of the following wines
2014 Pinot Gris Wairarapa
Michael Cooper Mouth filling fresh & vibrant, with strong ripe citrusy, peachy & spicy flavours. Lively acidity and very good poise, vigour and depth. Worth cellaring
2013 Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard Gladstone
Michael Cooper Vibrantly fruity and dry with ripe melon / lime flavours, showing excellent intensity, good mouth feel and texture and a zingy lingering finish.
2012 Pinot Noir Single Vineyard Gladstone
The bouquet is gently full with soft aromas of savoury dark red berry fruit, lifted with floral elements along with layers of spicy, nutty and resinous oak, earth, , soft and plush flavours of savoury plum and berry fruits all harmoniously presented.
Normal retail price would be $308.00
Special Kiwi Case price $240.00 a $68.00 SAVING!