01/05/2013 » News
Our wines were recently tasted by Lisa Perrotti Brown for erobertpart.com. Here is what she had to say about our Pinot Noirs:
2009 Palliser Pinot Noir – 90 points – Medium ruby in color, the 2009 Pinot Noir presents warm raspberry and cranberry preserves on the nose alongside some Ceylon tea notes mixed with blueberries and dried rose petal nuances. This medium to full-bodied wine has slightly more tannin structure, medium to high acid and a long finish that is showing evolution. Drink it now through 2015.
2010 Palliser Pinot Noir – 91 points – Medium ruby in color, the 2010 Pinot Noir has a more restrained, savory and earthy nose with gentle, red berry and sage notes and a hint of cloves. Medium-bodied, it has crisp acid, low to medium levels of grainy tannins and a long, elegant finish. Drink it now through 2015
2011 Palliser Great Paloma Pinot Noir – 93 points – Medium ruby in color, the 2011 The Great Paloma Pinot Noir is a barrel selection wine made from 60% Abel clone fruit aged 17 months in 2/3 new oak. The nose has a very pretty perfume of roses, lavender, black cherry and black raspberry with a whiff of cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the medium level of very fine tannins provides structure on the very long finish. Drink it now through 2019
29/04/2013 » News
The Adelaide Advertiser had this to say about our Palliser 2012 Sauvignon recently:
Adelaide Advertiser, Wednesday, 24 August 2013
One of the better examples of the north island’s Martinborough region, this has hallmark kiwi tropicals and passionfruits but with a whole lot more intensity and refinement than many mass commodity versions. A delicious mouth-watering acidity right from start to finish, good length and fulfilling textures as it lingers on the palate.
24/04/2013 » News
We recently had the pleasure of hosting Yvonne Lorkin at the winery and she enjoyed our Great Paloma 2011 Pinot Noir. Yvonne’s comments of this can be found here at approx 12.33
24/04/2013 » News
A couple of our wines have had some great media reviews recently:
Palliser Estate 2008 Methode Traditionnelle. Number 14 in a line of impressive sparkling releases from Martinborough’s Palliser, this blend of 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir, boasts notes of ripe apple and stone fruits, a brick lemony acidity and undertones of nut and bread crust. Jo Burzynska – Viva 17/04/2013
Palliser Estate 2011 Riesling. An excellent example of Riesling which is at its best is one of Martinborough’s top white wines. If the voluminous bouquet doesn’t hook you then the mouthful of luscious limes and the lick of honey will. A powerful off-dry version of the species which will become even more delicious with time in the cellar. Warren Barton – Wine NZ Autumn 2013
Palliser Estate 2010 Pinot Noir. very good Martinborough Pinot, a label often overlooked yet offering clean, vibrant, well spined fruit and just enough oak as a condiment. An elegant wine with some depth. Drinking well now and showing its grace and finesse which will increase through 2013 to show best 2014-2016. Peter Saunders – Wine NZ Autumn 2013
Pencarrow 2011 Chardonnay. Pencarrow is an alternative range from the Palliser Estate. Easy drinking, clean and alive Chardonnay offering an any-time drinking style. I enjoyed this not for it’s simplicity but for its drinkability, a nicely balanced fresh and tasty wine to work with anything from antipasto to golden roast of chicken. Peter Saunders – Wine NZ Autumn 2013
14/01/2013 » Environment, News
We are most proud of our sponsorship of the Onoke Spit Ecological Restoration Program. Please follow this link to some spectacular images taken recently by Wellington photographer Pete Monk. These will give you some idea of why this place is so special and so unique.