Five wines I tasted late last year from Brian, Pat, Matt and the team at Mahi Wines – Mahi Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…
These guys know how to make great Chardonnay and stunning Pinot Noir. Here’s my (very late) notes on these fabulous wines tasted at the start of Summer 2014.
Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2013
Sweet oak and stone-fruit on the nose, subtle oak, stone-fruit and layers of soft acidity on the palate, textural, complex and elegant but still a bit young for drinking.
Alc/V 13.7% RRP $29.00
Mahi Twin Valleys Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
Soft lemon / straw in colour – white stone-fruit and floral notes in the nose, citrus and butterscotch / nutty flavours on the palate – intense rich fruit driven acidity balanced with slight creaminess from malo – the wine is balanced, elegant with an amazing length – juicy!
Alc/V 13.5% RRP $39.00
Mahi Alchemy Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2012
Lemon gold in the glass, complex in the nose with stone-fruit, melon and lemon / lime citrus, a little biscuity (is that a word) while on the palate, fresh acidity, intense stonefruit, citrus and oak nuttiness quite BIG. Subtle oak and malo influence lead into a long succulent finish.
Alc/V 14% RRP $39.00
Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012
Bright deep red in colour, lots of cherries and berries on the nose, leading into fine tannins and savory red fruits on the palate, dry, textured, great length – love it…
Alc/V 13.1% RRP $29.00
Mahi Ward Farm Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2012
Deep garnet in colour,a little bricky round the edges, complex nose of dark plums, earth and spice while on the palate lots of succulent fruit, smooth integrated tannins and a complex elegant finish – great length. My favorite of the 2 Pinot’s.
Alc/V 13.7% RRP $45.00
To find out more about each wine click the bold titles above – to purchase wine online click here and I certainly recommend you visit Mahi Wines if ever in Marlborough.