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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.

Compilation of reviews for our 2017 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir

Sam Kim – Wine Orbit94 Points / 5 starsSeductively complex, the wine shows dark fruit, olive, earthy mushroom, warm spice and almond characters on the nose,leading to a concentrated palate that is expansive and silky. It is wonderfully styled and displays excellent depth and savoury nuances, together with plenty of polished tannins. At its best: now to 2022. $35.00. Nov 18. Raymond Chan17.5+/20   4 StarsEven ruby-red colour with some depth,lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is a little restrained in expression with soft and integrated aromas of dark-red berry fruit interwoven with subtle dark herb notes and spicy, nutty oak and a hint of oak resin. This is all gentleness and finesse and the aromatics grow in intensity with aeration.  Medium-full bodied the palate has restrained flavours of red berry fruits entwined with a hint of dark herbs entwined with spicy, nutty oak and a touch of oak resin.  The flavours grow in intensity and depth in the mouth.  The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin structure providing good grip and texture, with soft,balancing acidity.  The wine carries…

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JAMES SUCKLING’S THOUGHTS ON OUR MAHI MARLBOROUGH WINES

So pleased and honoured to have featured in the Top 600 Wines List from New Zealand in JamesSuckling.com’s annual tasting. Have a read of the reviews below! MAHI MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017 93 Points Some 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. MAHI MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIS 2018 92 Points Attractive freshness is the key to this pinot gris. The textural build also impresses. Plenty of apple pastry and white peaches. Drink now. Screw cap. MAHI MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2017 93 Points Aromas 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.

MARK HENDERSON REVIEWS OUR 2018 PINOT GRIS

2018 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris Rating: Very good Youthful yeast esters, struck match, a stony/saline note with stonefruits building. Sherbet and pear on the tighter, chewy palate which accents its stony, minerally side, tending to the savoury/saline spectrum. Medium weight, the fruit growing with aeration, as it develops a tangy, sweet and sour feel through the close.

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