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Honoured to receive six 5-star reviews from Sam Kim of Wine Orbit

In March 2020, we were thrilled to receive six 5-star reviews from Sam Kim of Wine Orbit. Sam is now widely regarded as the new Raymond Chan of New Zealand wine reviewers and you know how highly Raymond was regarded! With Sam's permission, we reproduce his reviews below. Enjoy the read. Have you tried these wines? Do you agree with Sam's comments?  Ostler Pinot Gris 2018 94/100 - 5 stars A gorgeously styled pinot gris for grownups; the inviting bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, fresh p...

April 1, 2020

All that Glitters is Gold (Awards!)

When you enter a wine in a competition as prestigious as the International Wine Challenge in London, you enter with trepidation and hope that the people 'in the know' will like it, but also realistic about the plethora of amazing wines that are entered. Even though our 2015 Caroline's was well received at Pinot 2017 in February, the general consensus was that it was still very young (which it is!) and needed to develop a lot more in the bottle. When we did our pre-release specials earlier in t...

May 25, 2017

Our Gewurztraminer is #1!!

Bob Campbell review our 2015 Gewurz and it came back as his favourite!! We are thrilled at this review and think everyone will love this wine. 'This is the first release of a gew├╝rztraminer from Ostler. An impressively concentrated wine with restrained rose petal, ginger, anise and spice flavours. A dry wine with good acidity assisted by a backbone of very fine tannins. Classy wine with excellent cellaring potential. (2/1/2017) 95/100'...

January 26, 2017

2011 Caroline's Pinot Noir in Top 6!!

In the first week of January 2017, we received the exciting news that Ostler Caroline's Pinot Noir 2011 has been placed in the top 6 wines of New Zealand for 2016. Jamie Goode is a London-based winewriter who is currently a wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. As well as writing he also lectures and judges wine.on his well known blog. He states that Caroline's is 'Linear, with very fresh, vivid red cherry fruit plus notes of iron, iodine and herbs. Linear palate shows ...

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