Wine tasting

Tasting samples were pretty meagre, and shared between two of us, so I couldn't really get much out of each wine. These weren't quite the ones I wanted to taste (some were not available for tasting, others were no longer distributed here). Still, here goes...

Locharburn Estate Chardonnay 2011
Mandarins, peach, pineapple, citric. Light, but not fruity enough to make it interesting, unstructured. 88/100. 34 NZD.

Locharburn Estate Pinot Gris 2012
Peach, pear and slightly floral. Light and fruity, good acidity. 92+/100. 24 NZD.

Misha Dress Circle Pinot Gris 2012
White flowers, apricot. Palate disappointing after nose, unstructured. 90/100. 28 NZD.

LazyDog Chenin Blanc 2013
Sweet flowers, raspberry, cherry (almost like a red). Unusual, nice palate, slightly sweet. 91/100. 23 NZD.

Locharburn Estate Riesling 2012
Peach, apricot, pear, citric. A bit wishy washy, light, sweet. 89/100. 23 NZD.

Two Degrees Pinot Noir 2012
Musky, spicy, wood, cherry/blackcurrant jam. Light, pleasant, easy, but palate not as good as nose. 91/100. 36 NZD.

Vela Wines 12th Night Pinot Noir 2012
Sweet spices, red berries, touch of earth. Light, well rounded, decent aftertaste. 91+/100. 34 NZD.

Locharburn Estate Pinot Noir 2010
Mushy spices, red berries, earth. Strong tannins, light, decent aftertaste. 92/100. 34 NZD.

Chose two from Locharburn Estate for further tasting - the Pinot Noir and the Pinot Gris.

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