What’s in the glass tonight Jan 17th– Pinot Noir


TK Pinot Noir 2016

Te Kairanga Pinot Noir Martinborough 2016 – $$

Te Kairanga Wines has recently been acquired by US billionaire and multi winery vineyards investor Bill Foley. I don’t drink hardly any of this producers wines, don’t know why.

I didn’t record any notes for this wine specifically either, but I liked it. I recall good extract and fruit intensity in the wine, a nice spicy-ness, and a good savoury quality which is not always so apparent in Pinot Noir wines of this mid price point. Nice.

Recommended 88 Points

What’s in the glass tonight May 23rd


TK Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay Day?

Te Kairanga Martinborough Estate Chardonnay 2011 – $

I like chardonnays from Martinborough (actually I like most things out of Martinborough!).

I reckon they are a touch softer and rounder than their cousins from the Bay a few hours drive north.

This one conforms to type: pale straw; on the nose there are pears and citrus; in the mouth it’s smooth and mellow and peachy. Not a huge lot going on, and backing off from a big malo taste. It supported the spicy chicken L and I ate ok.

3. There. Fin.