Gourmet Wine Traveller magazine is now in the shops. Do take a look and see what Bob Cambell had to say about his 100 best wines.
Joelle Thomson interviews Taizo Osawa
Learn what makes him tick, his favourite wines and how he came to the wine business.
For the latest Dish Tasting Panel three judges blind-tasted
119 chardonnays from around the country. Of the wines entered, twenty-two were
judged four stars or higher. We were in the top ten and featured in the magazine.
Dish tastng panel comments on our wine
Sourced from a 100-acre vineyard west of Hastings in the Mangatahi Valley alongside the Ngaruroro River, the wines produced by the team at Osawa just keep getting better as the years progress and they’re now definitely one to watch from the region. Cameron Douglas MS was impressed with this “modern style of chardonnay with real interest and texture,” while Andrew Parkinson and Yvonne Lorkin both agreed that it also showed tangy fruit concentration, refreshing, cleansing texture and a long satisfying finish.
Bob Campbell chose an amazing 3 wines from our
range for inclusion in the Gourmet Traveller WINE editorial feature,
100 TOP NEW RELEASES. That's 3% of all the wines selected. Quite an
outstanding achievement given the breadth of choice Bob will have been given.... Wow! (not to mention he chose a Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc).
2011 Osawa Wines Noble Gewurztraminer Hawke's Bay
2011 Osawa Wines Late Harvest Gewurztraminer Hawke's Bay
2011 Osawa Wines Prestige Collection Sauvignon Blanc Hawke's Bay
APRIL/MAY 2013 issue
You can now access the reviews on a digital version of the magazine, which can be purchased through the MagShop App in the App store for A$7.50
Hawke's Bay is not the region that first springs to mind when you think of NZ Pinot Noir, but this offering from relative newcomer Osawa Wines shows plenty of varietal twang. Spiced red cherry and plum fruits segue into lighter wafts of game, red licorice and forest floor. Bright acidity, fine-grained tannins and a medium-length finish feature in a wine that shows excellent drinkability.