Latest wines: January 2012

By Michael Cooper In Wine

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21st January, 2012
About 10 new wines hit the shelves every day. The latest releases include something for everyone, from bargain-priced sauvignon blanc to benchmark chardonnay and a hard-to-resist Hawke’s Bay red. Under $15 Tora Bay Reserve Single Vineyard Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 A step up from the non-reserve bottling (, $9.95 on promotion at Countdown), this is a mouthfilling, buoyantly fruity wine with fresh, strong tropical fruit flavours and lots of youthful impact. Good value at $11.95. Under $20 Maui New Zealand Pinot Gris 2011 Christchurch-based ...

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