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  • Hello all, These are certainly strange times with strange rules. We appreciate the need for a community response to “Delta covid-19”, and for rules to facilitate a practical and safe response. We are also grateful to the people of Auckland for taking another one for...

  • SHOP NOW Coupon Codes 10% on 6 packs: SIXES 20% on 12 packs: TWELVES Coupons can be applied on the checkout page. Excludes specials items.   Hello all,   Covid-19 lockdowns are with us again. Lockdowns mean different things for people. For most, it’s a case of...

  • 2018 Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Ripe, complex, fruity and varietal with aromas and flavours of spicy Doris plums, blackberry and dried herbs and roasted bell-pepper. A spicy, woody layer with vanilla and bacon scents adds depth. Firm and dry on the palate with a mix...

  • Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Full of youthful vigour, this ripely scented, full-bodied wine has passionfruit and lime flavours, threaded with fresh acidity, and a crisp, dry, lingering finish.  Best drinking 2022. 4 Stars Askerne Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 Already d

  • Sauvignon / Semillon / Sauvignon Gris 2019 It’s beautifully lifted on the nose showing nectarine, Gala apple, lime zest and roasted nut characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate displays excellent concentration and persistency, backed by fine texture and juicy acidity, finishing

  • Pinot Gris 2018 93 Points, 5 Stars Fabulously ripe and varietally expressive, the wine shows ripe peach, apricot, poached pear and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully rounded palate that’s succulent and fleshy. It’s flavoursome and soothing with a lengthy tasty...

  • Askerne Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2018 4 stars This youthful, ageworthy red was estate-grown and matured for a year in French oak barrels (30% new).  Fragrant and full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with fresh berryish, herbal, spicy flavours, showing good concentration and complexity, and a s

  • Prepare for a juggernaut of jungle juice tropicality, electrifying acidity, spunky citrus and a dollop of delicious, biscuity oak and smoke on the finish. It’s a sexy chardonnay indeed and clearly the team at Askerne had a very good handle on its potential as soon...

  • Askerne Hawke’s Bay 2017 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 94/100 Honey, spices, baked apple tart, clove and brown sugar. Very sweet, very fruity, loaded with flavours of honey and apricot, baked apple tart and clove. Full-bodied and rich and creamy texture. Long finish, delicious! Drink now. Askern

  • Askerne Hawke’s Bay 2018 Chardonnay 4 Stars Offering good value, this creamy-textured wine was fermented and matured for nine months in mostly French oak casks (28% new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with generous, ripe, peachy, toasty flavours, showing good com

  • Askerne Hawke’s Bay Reserve Gewurztraminer 2018 Already lovely, the 2018 vintage (5*) is a medium style (15.4 grams/litre residual sugar), handled without oak. Bright, light lemon/green, it is weighty, rich, ripe and rounded, with substantial body, concentrated, peachy, slightly spicy, vaguely

  • http://www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz/ The Askerne Vineyard on the Hawke’s Bay coast near Havelock North was established by John and Kathryn Loughlin in 1993. Initially planting 11 ha of white varieties, they expanded with 9 ha of reds in 2000. A steady flow of good wine has resulted...