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  • 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...

  • Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. The nose is softly full with moderately deep aromas of yellow stonefruits entwined with notes of flinty, minerally lees and some sweet, nutty oak. Creamy barrel-ferment and savoury mealy layers unfold to add richness. Medium-bodied, th

  • Full, even, light golden-hued yellow colour. The nose is softly full and voluminous, with ripe, opulent aromas of tropical fruits along with rose-petals and Turkish Delight, unfolding savoury musk notes, exotic florals and a little root ginger adding interest. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bod

  • Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-gold hues. The nose is fresh and taut with a fine and firm core of exotic florals, rose-petals, citrus fruit, suggestions of herbs and nuts, and a steely edge with mineral nuances. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, the palate has...

  • Garnet-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft with gently packed and integrated aromas of savoury berry fruit along with a layering of earth and dried and dark herbs, along with an amalgam of red florals and undergrowth elements. Medium-full...

  • Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is fresh and firm with very good depth and concentration of ripe dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with notes of black plums and spices, unfolding some fresh, piquant dark herbs. Some game...

  • Bright, peach-pink colour with some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full with good depth of savoury yellow stonefruits along with quince and cranberry notes and red florals, with suggestions of thirst-quenching minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has bright...

  • Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter edged and youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly presented with fresh, fragrant aromas of dark raspberries and blackberries with notes of black pepper, a little spice and some violet floral elements, unfolding a...

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