WINE REVIEWS

Sam Kim – 5 Stars for Urlar Select Parcels

Urlar Select Parcels Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Gladstone

94/100    5 STARS

This is luxurious, dramatic and engaging, and also firmly structured for a graceful development. A magnificent barrel-fermented style showing complex aromas of stone fruit, citrus and flint with hints of almond and dill. The palate is concentrated and richly textured with excellent mid palate weight, flowing beautifully to a long, expansive finish. A wine showing wonderful style and impeccable harmony. At its best: now to 2022. $30.00. Certified organic. www.urlar.co.nz. Dec 2014.

Urlar Select Parcels Pinot Noir 2013, Gladstone

95/100    5 STARS

Powerful and graceful, the wine exhibits seamless infusion of dark berries, truffle and game with subtle cedar and dried herb nuance. It’s expansive and symphonic on the palate with outstanding concentration while remaining elegant and poised. Impressively structured, immensely appealing and though-provoking at the same time. At its best: 2015 to 2023. $60.00. Certified organic. www.urlar.co.nz. Dec 2014.