Friday, 7 October 2011


Tasted, Friday 9 September 2011.

2007 Magpie Estate 'The Fakir' Grenache.
Noel Young £13.95. B+

Nice red berries, very forward and fragrant; some sweet vanilla and sweet spice going on; warmth, black pepper and earthy; attractive still. Palate is full on with berries and fruits, nice fat acidity, some spice and woody notes at the end; juicy, easy drinking.

2009 Main Divide Riesling. Waipara.

Zesty lime and lime peel; zingy, slight touches of kerosene, some floral tones too; in all, beautiful nose. Nice palate with sweet grape fruit and candied lime; slightly off dry 10-15 g/l giving it some width, generous and fat mouthfee; very juicy. Touch of bitterness on the finish, gentle acidity. Well made, very together.

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