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JAMIE GOODE VISITS MAHI FOR A FULL TASTE AND TOUR

Have a read of Jamie’s thoughts below or read the full article here Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand Complex and taut with nice purity. Has some citrus and grapefruit, but also a hint of spicy, nutty character under the fruit. Quite textural and rounded, with some prettiness. It has some of the Marlborough exotic quality, but it’s really nicely balanced and textured, with great precision. 92/100 Mahi Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough, New Zealand High clay, east of Blenheim town. No additions (no SO2 in the juice even), hand picked straight to barrel (barriques), wild yeast ferment. This is rich and textural with nice intensity. There’s a delicate green quality that adds a spicy cabbage and herb note that sits nicely with the sweet pear and peach fruit. Finishes nutty and a bit stony. Lovely texture to this wine. 92/100 Mahi Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough, New Zealand This has lovely texture and delicacy. Fine green hints with lovely fine-grained citrus fruit and a delicate spiciness. Lovely harmony here with beautiful fruit expression and a really…

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MAHI MARLBOROUGH 2016 PINOT NOIR NAMED IN JAMES SUCKLING TOP 100 NZ WINES AND RECEIVES 94 POINTS

Our inaugural Top 100 New Zealand Wines of 2017 is a selection that taps into the impressive evolution of wine style and quality in what is a very young wine-growing nation. The eye-catching depth of New Zealand wine across a myriad of styles is of significance to wine collectors and drinkers because this is a group of wines that mark a clear step away from the oceans of sauvignon blanc that first put this place on the world wine grid.  Read more here…https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-new-zealand-wines-2017/  

WINE ORBIT REVIEWS OUR 2017 MARLBOROUGH ROSÉ AND PINOT GRIS

2017 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 94 points  /  5 stars Stylish and complex, the engaging bouquet shows baked pear, fig, orange peel and floral characters with a touch of fragrant spice. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, and delivers excellent fruit power and roundness, backed by bright acidity. The wine offers ripe fruit intensity together with subtle savoury undertones. At its best: now to 2021.   2017 Mahi Marlborough Rosé 93 points  /  5 stars A gorgeous flavoursome wine, the elegantly expressed bouquet shows raspberry, watermelon, citrus and floral characters, leading to a vibrant palate that is charming and lively. The wine offers excellent purity as well as fine texture and crisp acidity, finishing beautifully long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2019.

MICHAEL COOPER LISTS THE TWIN VALLEYS CHARDONNAY AS A POTENTIAL CLASSIC

With the release of the 2015 Mahi Twin Valleys Chardonnay Michael Cooper has now listed the wine as a potential classic, check out his latest review below. Mahi Twin Valleys Chardonnay 2015                           5 stars Grown and hand-picked in the Twin Valleys Vineyard, at the junction of the Wairau and Waihopai valleys, the classy 2015 vintage (5*) was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 15 months in French oak barriques. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and tightly structured, with concentrated, youthful, grapefruit and stonefruit flavours, integrated oak, fresh acidity and excellent complexity and cellaring potential. Best drinking mid-2018+.

A FEW WORDS FROM MICHAEL COOPER ON OUR 2016 SAUVIGNON

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 5 stars The 2016 vintage (5*) is the most impressive yet. Grown at six sites – principally at the western end of the Wairau Valley – it was mostly handled in tanks; 12 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Lees-aged for 10 months (longer than in the past), it is fully dry (less than 1 gram/litre of residual sugar), with moderate acidity, mouthfilling body, and excellent vigour, delicacy and depth. Freshly scented and sweet-fruited, with layers of flavour, it offers top value.

RAYMOND CHAN’S THOUGHTS ON OUR 2017 MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIS & ROSÉ

Mahi Marlborough Rosé 2017 4 stars 18.0/20 Bright, light strawberry colour with some depth, lighter on the rim.  The nose is elegant and delicately expressed with gentle but positive aromas of strawberries and cream, pomegranate and red florals, along with thirst-quenching mineral hints.  This has ethereal perfumes.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a softly concentrated core with lively and mouthwatering strawberry and cream fruit with notes of cranberries, pomegranate and red florals.  The flavours are up-front and the palate flows along a light-textured phenolic line with balancing dryness.  The acidity balances and enlivens the mouthfeel, and the wine carries to a long finish with floral nuances and mouthwatering minerals.  This is a softly concentrated, lively and mouthwatering rosé with flavours of strawberries and cream, pomegranate and cranberries with red floral lift, on a soft-textured palate.  Serve as an aperitif and with antipasto over the next 2 years.  100% Pinot Noir fruit from ‘Ward Farm’, given two and a half hours skin contact and cool-fermented to 12.2% alc. and < 1 g/L RS. Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017…

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NICE WORDS ON OUR 2015 MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR

A big thank you to Mark Henderson for this lovely write up in the Otago Daily Times last week. The link is below if you would like to see the full line up. 2015 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir Price: $34.90 Rating: Excellent to outstanding Rich and powerful nose showing some fruit jube/liqueur fruits, oak and savoury nuances. Concentrated palate adding cherry and plum to the mix with fine and well-integrated tannins. A lip-smacking crunchiness and real freshness, building to a long, savoury close that draws you back for more. Delicious. https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/food-wine/wine-reviews/reds-savour-all-over-nz

MARK HENDERSON’S THOUGHTS ON OUR 2016 SAUVIGNON

Nice words from Mark Henderson in the Otago Daily Times on our 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Over the last few years we have been leaving our Sauvignon on yeast lees longer and longer and like the effect on the palate and texture, with the 2016 drinking so well right now. 2016 Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Rating:  Very good to excellent Subtle nose of wildflowers, lemon pepper and a lime-tinged note. The palate adds gooseberry and smoke with a pepper and spice character: initially supple and vinous before the green herb zestiness and crisp acid zing floods in to take charge. This grows into something rather lovely with persistence, grip and zing.

2014 MAHI MARLBOROUGH PINOT WINS GOLD AT SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS IN THE UK

Not something we have done before but it just so happens that our UK distributors, Berkmann Wine Cellars, entered our 2014 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir in the 2017 Sommelier Wine Awards and it won gold! Check out what they had to say and click here for more information. Mahi, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand ‘A great food wine,’ said Tate Catering’s Hamish Anderson of this Gold Lister, praising its ‘savoury, spicy nose with whole bunch lift’, and adding: ‘An intriguing wine with something to say, showing cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate, with grippy tannin.’ Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering noted: ‘Good complexity, appealing development in the mouth and good depth.’ ‘Super-fresh acidity and excellent typicity – great with cold cuts, or as an aperitif,’ concluded Frances Bentley of Individual Restaurants.  

MICHAEL COOPER GIVES THE TWIN VALLEYS CHARDONNAY 5 STARS

MAHI TWIN VALLEYS CHARDONNAY 5 Stars Hand-picked and matured in French oak barriques, this is a classy wine. Mouthfilling (13.5% alc/vol), with rich grapefruit and stonefruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of biscuity oak and fresh acidity, it has obvious cellaring potential.

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