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The wines of Grove Mill, Marlborough, New Zealand

Waihopai Valley Road, Marlborough, New Zealand. PO Box 67, Renwick.
Telephone: +64-3-572-8200, Facsimile: +64-3-572-8211
E-Mail:
info@grovemill.co.nz
Website:
http://webnz.com/grovemill/
UK importers: Chalie-Richards (
http://www.chalie-richards.co.uk/)

A strong line-up of whites here from this Marlborough producer. They also do a Pinot Noir, which I didn't try.

Riesling 2000
In the past I've often been underwhelmed by NZ Riesling, but a couple of recent examples (this and the Isabel Estate Riesling 2001) have led me to change my opinion. A subtle nose of lime and floral notes leads to a tasty, rich, full-flavoured palate with a touch of spice. Very rich, and quite an impressive wine. Very good/excellent (Oddbins 7.99)

Sauvignon Blanc 2000
There's a lovely, bright, expressive nose of ripe berry fruit, with the usual Marlborough grassy and gooseberry characters. The palate is lovely and ripe, with a rich texture. A full style, and another impressive effort from this producer. Very good/excellent (Oddbins 7.99)

Pinot Gris 2000
The nose here is pretty distinctive, showing sweet grapey fruit with a smoky, spicy edge. The palate is quite fat textured, with a fair dollop of residual sugar adding roundness and a touch of sweetness on the finish. A big, rich wine. Very good (Everywine 8.50)

Chardonnay 1999
Immediately I'm drawn in by the classy toasty, bready nose, with some yeasty, nutty notes in the background. It has a rich textured, full flavoured palate with rounded ripe fruit and well integrated oak. Tasty. Very good/excellent (Everywine 8.50)

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