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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…


Warren Adamson joins Mahi

We are very excited to announce that Warren Adamson will be joining Mahi to assist with our European and Middle East sales and management. As Mahi continues to grow in terms of distribution it means that I cannot manage all of our markets in person, so it is great to be able to bring on board someone of Warren’s experience and calibre.  I first met Warren at Vinexpo ‘97. After spending days on the stands, and evenings around Bordeaux, talking and tasting wine I was amazed to find Warren at the airport, as we were about to leave, reading ‘Making Good Wine’ by Bryce Rankin, a classic winemaking text. I thought at the time that anyone who could talk wine for four days and nights, and still be studying it at the airport, must be a good person and I would like to work with them. It has taken 22 years but my thought has finally been realised and Warren’s role will be to assist our agents in growing both their business and Mahi. After years in this role for wineries such as Jackson Family Wines, Craggy Range, New Zealand Winegrowers and Villa Maria, I know he will assist, rather than annoy, our distribution…