Mahi Marlborough 2016 Chardonnay and 2017 Pinot Noir


Brian Bicknell is one of Marlborough’s most experienced winemakers, with a decade of winemaking in New Zealand and overseas, before establishing his and his wife Nicola’s ‘Mahi’ label in 2001. I’d say Brian has a sophisticated palate with a preference for drinking and making wines that are stylish in expression with subtle textures and complexities rather than over ‘fruit-bombs’. These are wine he considers accompany food better, and it is easier to enjoy several glasses without tiring of the flavours or up-front richness. While enjoying making wine from the classical Marlborough varieties, Brian cites that Chardonnay would be a favourite if he had to make a choice. I’d believe Pinot Noir wouldn’t be too far behind. Here I review the new release 2016 Chardonnay and 2017 Pinot Noir. www.mahiwine.co.nz


  • Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2016
  • Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

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