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Mark Henderson tastes our 2016 Twin Valleys Chardonnay blind

2016 Mahi Single Vineyard Twin Valleys Marlborough ChardonnayRating: Excellent to outstanding A little sauvage at first, moving to struck match, pea-pod, Peach, toast and burnt butter. Powerful entry, adding stonefruit, citrus, spice and greengage plum; a little herbal twist adding to the already complex palate with lots of interest. Superb balance, this is in a good place with textural richness and a tangy “sweet and sour” note giving freshness to the close.

Cameron Douglas MS reviews our 2017 Marlborough Chardonnay

Mahi Chardonnay 2017 Marlborough Delicious bouquet of Chardonnay with a mix of gun flint and wood spice, citrus and tree fruits, minerals and old flowers. Palate reflects all of these as flavours loaded with texture, natural acidity and vibrant texture. Long finish, great balance and well made. Drink today and through 2025. 95 Points

Wine Orbit reviews our latest releases

Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 201694 Points / 5 stars A splendid rendition of barrel-fermented sauvignon; the complex bouquet shows grapefruit, Gala apple, dried herb, almond and flinty characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is brilliantly weighted and firmly structured by crisp acidity. The wine is expansive and multi-layered with juicy fruit flavours and seductive complexity. At its best: now to 2022. Jan 2019. Twin Valleys Chardonnay 201695 Points / 5 stars This is magnificently expressed on the nose showing apricot, baked apple, vanilla, hazelnut and subtle savoury notes, leading to a richly weighted palate that displays excellent depth and power. Refined and opulent at the same time, the wine is wonderfully harmonious with delectable flavours and complexity. At its best: now to 2024. Jan 2019. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 201893 Points / 5 stars The wine is complex and engaging on the nose showing grapefruit, apple, lemon peel and subtle gun smoke notes, followed by a concentrated palate that is finely textured and persistent. A gorgeous stylish rendition offering layers of complex flavours. At its best: now to 2022. Feb…

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Mark Henderson reviews our 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon

2016 Mahi Single Vineyard Boundary Farm Marlborough Sauvignon BlancPrice: $29.90Rating: Excellent Hints of struck match, burnt toast, feijoa, pea and citrus on the nose. Bright and textural palate, real richness that completely fills the mouth adding tropical fruits, citrus and an undercurrent of herbs and wood smoke. A sweet fruit core, touch of chewiness and a very long finish. Completely outside the mainstream, nodding to Europe, and fascinatingly different.

Cameron Douglas Reviews our 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Mahi continues to produce excellent wines at very affordable prices – this SB from the 2018 vintage is no exception. Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Marlborough Vibrant, intense, spicy, fruity and complex attack with aromas of lemon and sweet hay, fresh bell-pepper, a creamy barrel ferment layer, golden kiwi and gooseberry. All these ideas turn into flavours on the palate emphasised by acidity, barrel spice, warming alcohol and a core of varietal lusciousness. Lengthy finish, great balance and immediate appeal. Drink now and through 2023. 94 Points

Bob Campbell reviews our 2016 Twin Valleys Chardonnay

Mahi Twin Valleys Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough, NZD $39.90 Made from low-cropping clone 95 chardonnay grown in a mix of clay, stones and silt soils. Concentrated and quite complex chardonnay with grapefruit, white peach, nectarine, ginger, toast and spicy oak characters. A stylish wine that’s approachable now but should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap) Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s tasting at The Real Review Alcohol: 13.5% Ageing: now to 2023 Food: Salt and pepper squid Stockists: Mahi Wines; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ); Winestock, NSW & Prime Wines, Vic (AU distributors) Ranked: #6 of 57 2016 Chardonnay from Marlborough Awarded: Top Rank

Bob Campbell reviews our 2016 Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc

Mahi Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, NZD $29.90 Rich, creamy and complex barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc with plenty of toasty yeast lees and nutty oak influence supported by concentrated grapefruit, tree and struck flint fruit flavours. (Screwcap) Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s tasting at The Real Review Alcohol: 14.5% Ageing: now to 2022 Food: Pan-fried snapper Stockists: Mahi Wines; The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co, Hamilton (NZ); Winestock – NSW & Prime Wines – Vic (AU distributors) Ranked: #15 of 173 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough Awarded: Top Rank

Jancis Robinson’s Beyond Burgundy article with a nod to Mahi Pinot Noir

Two Mahi wines named in JamesSuckling.com Top 100 Wines of New Zealand 2018

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 201793 PointsAromas of crushed wild roses and red cherries abound in this mellow pinot. Smooth tannins grip and build as they go, carrying rich, brambly pomegranate and cherry flavors. Drink now. Screw cap. Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 201793 PointsSome attractive, waxy dried florals here, nicely steered into more complex territory. This has an attractively fresh palate that delivers a punchy, lime finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

Reviews on our 2016 Marlborough Chardonnay

Raymond Chan18.0/20   4 StarsBright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little pale-edged.  The nose is softly packed with deep, rounded aromas of savoury white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle citrus fruit notes melded harmoniously with a layer of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, unfolding smoke and mouthwatering mineral detail.  Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with a softly concentrated core of integrated flavours of stonefruits, citrus fruits, and creamy, nutty oak.  The mouthfeel is rounded and smooth-flowing,with balanced, refreshing, background acidity. This has good linearity and the wine carries to a taut, lingering finish.  This is an elegant and softly concentrated Chardonnay with flavours of stonefruits integrated with nutty oak on a balanced, refreshing palate.  Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4 years.  Fruit from four vineyards: the ‘Cook’vineyard, the ‘Taylor’ in Rapaura, the ‘Twin Valleys’ and a small portion of clone 166 from the ‘Mahi’ home block, hand-picked and WBP, fully indigenous yeast fermented with high solids to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months on lees in 8% French oak with 40% MLF.  18.0/20 …

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