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Delta Hatters Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Marlborough (94 points - 5 stars)
A powerful rendition from a single vineyard in the Dillons Point district, the beautifully aromatic bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, feijoa, dill and lemongrass characters, leading to a full-flavoured palate that is punchy and generous. The wine offers excellent fruit richness backed by juicy acidity, making the wine vibrant and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2018. $27.00. www.deltawines.co.nz. Sept 2016.Delta Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Marlborough (93 points - 5 stars)
It is intensely expressed on the nose displaying passionfruit, feijoa, nectarine and lime zest characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and weight, together with fine texture and bright acidity. The wine is immediately appealing with loads of classic Marlborough sauvignon flavours. At its best: now to 2019. $22.00. www.deltawines.co.nz. Sept 2016.Delta Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2015 - Marlborough (93 points - 5 stars)
Delightfully fragrant and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, clove, vanilla and cedar characters with nuances of game and earthy mushroom. It is concentrated and finely textured on the palate, and delivers gorgeous fruit intensity, enhanced by silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. Wonderfully layered and rounded, this is a fabulous drink. At its best: now to 2020. $34.00. www.deltawines.co.nz. Sept 2016.Delta Pinot Noir 2015 - Marlborough (90 points - 4.5 stars)
Youthful, yet showing lovely harmony and complexity; the fragrant bouquet shows dark cherry, raspberry, mixed spice, floral and almond characters, followed by a beautifully weighted palate that is silky and juicy. The wine is pristine and well proportioned with subtle savoury undertones. At its best: now to 2019. $24.00. www.deltawines.co.nz. Sept 2016.