Hawkshead 2017 Pinot Gris. 2015 Riesling and Bannockburn Pinot Noir, and 2014 ‘First Vines’ Pinot Noir
Smoking Loon, La Crema, McManis and The Crusher Releases
Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016
Clearview Estate 2016 ‘Old Olive Block’, Enigma’ and ‘The Basket Press’
Ceres 2017 ‘Swansong’ Pinot Gris and 2016 ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir
Vicarage Lane Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016
Paddy Borthwick 2017 Riesling and Chardonnay, and 2016 Left Hand and Right Hand Pinot Noirs
Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
Villa Maria ‘Ngakirikiri’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Paxton ‘NOW’ Shiraz 2017 and Hogshead Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Kuru Kuru and Tarras Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Red Queen Marlborough Pinot Nor Rosé 2017
Waipara Valley Wines Blanc de Blanc, 2016 Sauvignon, and 2016 Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Reserve Chardonnay
Aix Rosé, A Torres Selection and Lustau Vermut from EuroVintage
Mills Reef 2017 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris and Chardonnay
Nevis Bluff ‘Duke of Cromwell’ Pinot Blanc 2017, and 2017 Rosé, 2014 Pinot Gris and 2013 Pinot Noir
Smith and Sheth ‘CRU’ Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah Releases
Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Gris 2017
Karikari Estates 2014 ‘Calypso’ and 2015 Chardonnays, 2016 Viognier and 2015 Syrah and Pinotage
Auntsfield 2016 ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
The Crossings ‘Wild’ Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Pisa Range Estate‘ Black Poplar’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
Z Wine ‘Rustica’ ‘Reserve’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Grava Wines 2016 Martinborough Sauvignon, Rosé, Riesling and Pinot Noir
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews

Tiki ‘Estate’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016

15 February,2018

Tiki Wine and Vineyards is primarily a Marlborough wine producer, but there are strong ties for the owners Royce and Sue McKean with the Waipara region, where they established their first vineyard. A range of wines is made from Waipara fruit, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, most recently a flagship ‘Koro’ Pinot Noir added. Here, I review the new ‘Estate’ tier 2016 Waipara Pinot Noir.


Tiki ‘Estate’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara


Light ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with slight garnet hues. The nose is softly full with good volume and depth of savoury dark-red berry fruit along with nuances of spiced plums and hints of liquorice, entwined with a layering of dried herbs, undergrowth and earthy elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate has moderately rich and sweet flavours of savoury red cherry and berry fruit melded with spiced plums and secondary cedar, dried herb and undergrowth elements. The fruit sweetness is underlined by supple tannin extraction and grip, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by lacy acidity. The wine has a good core, with weight and presence, and carries to a softly full, complex, savoury finish. This is a softly rich-fruited Pinot Noir with savoury red cherry and berry fruits along with dried herb, earth and cedary notes on a supple, textured palate. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Waipara fruit indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged 18 months in French oak. 17.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $23.00

Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny