Michael Cooper’s 2019 reviews for Mahi

Marlborough Pinot Gris 20184 stars   The 2018 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, hand-picked near Ward, in the Awatere Valley, and mostly handled in tank; 10 per cent of the blend was barrel-fermented. It is fermented to dryness (2 grams/litre of residual sugar) ‘to produce an elegant, rather that soapy, palate.’. Freshly scented, it is lively and mouthfilling, with youthful, citrusy, spicy, slightly peachy and nutty flavours, showing a touch of complexity, and a crisp finish.  Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 20185 stars – Listed as Potential Classic Drinking superbly in 2019, the 2018 vintage was grown at seven sites, principally at the western end of the Wairau Valley, and mostly handled in tanks; the ripest, hand-harvested fruit (11 per cent of the blend) was barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts. Pale lemon/green, it is a freshly scented, weighty wine, with ripe tropical-fruit flavours to the fore, a herbaceous undercurrent, good complexity, and excellent intensity, delicacy and poise. Fine value. Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 20175 stars Still unfolding, the impressive 2017 vintage was grown on the lower slopes of the Wither Hills, on the…

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