Reviews

Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine Advocate - Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Robert Parker21 January 2015

The Wine Advocate

Delicate notes of white blossoms and green apples with hints of wet pebbles and coriander seed. Pretty and elegant on the palate, it has approachable acidity and mineral flavors on the long finish. 91 Points.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine Advocate - Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Robert Parker21 January 2015

The Wine Advocate

Made with fruit that comes 100% from the Seaview Vineyard, the Yealands Estate 2013 Sauvignon Blanc shows off lovely grapefruit peel and peach skin notes, crushed stones and dill seed. Light to medium-bodied and showing great tension, it has tons of nicely balanced citrus and herbal flavors before it finishes long. 90 Points.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine Advocate - Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Robert Parker21 January 2015

The Wine Advocate

Citrus peel, chalky notes and underlying floral and herb hints. The medium-bodied palate gives tons of flavor, with quite steely and mineral characteristics accentuated by the very frisky acid in the long finish. 90 Points.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris

DECANTER - Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013

21 January 2015

Decanter

Made by winemaker Tamra Kelly-Washington, this is a pungent style of Pinot Gris with notes of apricot and quince on the nose. The palate is elegant and fresh, with flavours of watermelon and a pinch of ginger spice. 

Yealands Estate Single Block R3 Pinot Noir

Sunday Express - Yealands Estate Single Block R3 Pinot Noir 2013

21 January 2015

Sunday Express S Magazine

This is a superb example of Kiwi pinot noir with elegant red-cherry and plum fruit notes. There's generous flavour here, but with precision and balance.

Yealands Estate Single Block R3 Pinot Noir

The Times - Yealands Estate Single Block R3 Pinot Noir 2013

Jane MacQuitty29 November 2014

The Times

There are lots of Yealands pinot noirs on high street shelves, but this sweet, juicy, herb and berry-laden red is the best and bursts with terrific, roast duck-loving, plush, gamey, raspberry and damson plum fruit. 

Peter Yealands P.G.R. Aromatic Blend

Raymond Chan - Peter Yealands P.G.R Aromatic Blend

Raymond Chan30 October 2014

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Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on rim.  This has a soft and delicate nose with lifted florals, perfumed rose-petals and citrus fruit aromas harmoniously interwoven to form a light, fresh core.  Off-dry to taste, elegant and delicately presented flavours of white florals, citrus fruits, honey and spices flow on a fine-textured palate enlivened by brisk, racy acidity. The phenolics balance the wine, providing linearity and the wine flows with good vitality and energy to a dry, fine-grained finish with floral, pear and  honeysuckle nuances. This is a harmoniously aromatic, light-bodied blend with bright and lively acidity and a fine-textured line.  Serve as an aperitif, with dim sum and Asian fare over the next 2+ years. 

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard

Raymond Chan - Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2014

Raymond Chan30 October 2014

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Brilliant, light straw-yellow colour with light green hues on edge. The nose is elegantly presented with softly concentrated aromas of rose-petal florals with lifted pear and yellow stonefruit nuances, the nose growing in volume, density and interwoven completeness. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, a concentrated, rich core of pear fruit, yellow florals and honeysuckle unfolds layers of spices and flinty mineral complexities. This has weight and mouthfilling presence, the richness cut by fresh, lacy acidity.  The wine is harmonious in presentation and follows a moderately firm and concentrated line to a dry, receding finish. This is a well-concentrated, subtly nuanced and complexed aromatic blend with palate presence.  Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 2-3+ years.  49% Pinot Gris, 32% Riesling and 19% Gewurztraminer from the ‘Seaview’ vineyard, Awatere, with parcels of each variety picked and vinified separately, plus a field blend of three varieties vinified as one parcel, all cool-fermented, the Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and field blend aged 2 months on less, then all blended to 13.0% alc. and 5.5 g/L RS. 

Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Awatere Valley Pinot Noir

WineNZ - Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2013

1 October 2014

NZWine

Full-bodied with rich plum fruit laced with oaky spice and a good long finish.

4 Stars

Yealands Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

ZESTER DAILY

Adam Lechmere6 August 2014

ZESTER DAILY

Classic sweaty nose with gooseberry, intense and powerful palate with dancing acidity. Lovely fresh, fearlessly classic Marlborough Sauvignon.

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Peter Yealands Chardonnay

Wine NZ

Colin Ford1 July 2014

Good Quality Wines

With its mid-yellow hue, this wine shows nice nutty-citrus fruit characters on the nose. In the mouth, the lemony, peach-apricot flavours work really well. There's a nice creamy texture to the mid-palate with some oak toast on the finish. Pretty well done - great value!

Wine NZ

Colin Ford1 July 2014

Good Quality Wines

Good inky crimson colour. Dried fruit and plum aromas. Palate is dry and savoury and a hint leafy, then in the mid palate more sweet-fruited and berryish. There's some charry oak-chip influence and nicely rounded tannins.