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Jane Staples

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Black Label Marlborough

Babich Wines Black Label Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
34 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 92/100

This Marlborough Pinot Noir gives a mouthful of classic PN flavours, fruit forward and well-balanced throughout. Racy acidity makes it very versatile with a variety of dishes, from duck to salmon to lamb. I never tire of NZ Pinot Noir; it's consistently delicious! Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine

Reserve

Vidal Reserve Pinot Gris 2017

Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand
34 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

A delicious and food friendly Pinot Gris made from sustainably farmed grapes. Gives ripe pear, apple, spice and nutty notes in a satiny mouthfeel. Enjoy with seafood stew, steamed lobster, falafels or grille dpork chops. Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine

Estate

Luna Estate Pinot Gris 2018

Martinborough, New Zealand
34 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

A fruit forward Pinot Gris with very flavourful pear, ginger, floral and slightly savoury notes. Zippy acidity and soft tannins make this wine very food friendly or a delight to drink on its own. Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine

Loveblock Pinot Gris 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand
35 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

An elegant Pinot Gris with notes of melon, ripe pear and nutmeg on nose and palate. Satiny texture makes this a very sensuous PG. Enjoy with seafood. Will cellar up to 10 years. Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine

Orange

Loveblock Orange Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand
35 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 89/100

This "Orange" Sauv Blanc makes an interesting contrast with the traditional SB. Shows an earthy, wet stone minerality, with notes of grapefruit pith, apricot, orange rind and slight savoury herbs. Pair with goat's milk cheese or oysters. Vegan-friendly and sustainably crafted. Tasted @purediscovery 2019, @nzwinecanada, #nzwine

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Perrier-Jouet Champagne on the plane home from Paris.

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Folonari Valpolicella

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Australian Shiraz-Grenache blends.

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