Sunday, January 3, 2010


Some of the wines that I have crossed paths with in recent months include a fantastic new range from Sacred Hill Wines. HALO is a range of premium varietal wines from Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough and all come with the same recommended retail price of $25.90.

HALO 2009 Sauvignon Blanc is a single vineyard wine from Sacred Hill Estate vineyard in Marlborough and has those typical sauvignon gooseberry and capsicum aromas and with delightfully fresh citrus, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours.

HALO 2008 Syrah from Hawke’s Bay is a savoury treat. Black cherry and berryfruit flavours with lashings of white pepper and subtle mushroom characters are bound around a backbone of fine grained tannins. Perfect with venison from the barbecue this summer.

HALO 2008 Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay is seductively elegant. This is a beautifully balanced wine with flavours of peaches, melon, delicately toasted nuts and a hint of cream with a mineral texture in the palate. Ripe acidity gives a satisfyingly long and dry finish. This wine is the perfect example of balance and elegance.

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