2020 Forrest Wines Christmas Pack
1 x Forrest Brigid 2014 - Methode Traditionelle - (RRP $45)
2 x Forrest Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (RRP $22)
93/100 — Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
Classic bouquet with a punchy and forward bouquet showing off sweet herbs and green bell-pepper, fresh lychee, apple and passion fruit. Quite floral as well. Dry on the palate with salivating acidity and fruit flavours that match the bouquet. Pungent, savoury, herbaceous and fruity finish - what’s not to like. Drink now and through 2021.
2 x Forrest Rosé 2019 (RRP $22)
4.5 stars - Michael Cooper
The 2019 vintage is already delicious. Bright pink, it is vibrantly fruity, with strong watermelon and strawberry flavours, a hint of spice, fresh acidity, a sliver of sweetness (5.4 grams/litre of residual sugar), and a lively, long finish.
2 x Forrest Riesling 2018 (RRP $22)
95/100 — Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
What a great bouquet of Riesling - citrus peel, especially orange, apricot skin, flowers, apples and a whisper of lime. Fresh and lively on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose, detailed - orange, lemon, apple, lime, a core of mineral wet stone and deliciousness. Just lovely.
2 x Tatty Bogler Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir 2015 (RRP$45)
4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper
Starting to drink well now (2019 review), the 2015 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 10 months in oak casks (20 per cent new). Ruby-hued, it has a fragrant, slightly herbal bouquet, showing good complexity. Mouthfilling and supple, it is savoury, plummy and spicy, with excellent depth of flavour, fresh acidity, gentle tannins, and a very harmonious finish.
2 x Tatty Bogler Waitaki Valley Chardonnay 2017 (RRP $35)
90/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019
Restrained and elegant, the bouquet shows apple, grapefruit, nougat and hazelnut characters, leading to a succulent palate that is supple and creamy. It is gently weighted and focused with fine texture and bright acidity, finishing linear and complex. At its best: now to 2021.
1 x Forrest Botrytised Riesling 2017 (RRP $28)
Best New Zealand Riesling — Canberra International Riesling Challenge
Best Sweet Riesling — Canberra International Riesling Challenge
Trophy Champion Sweet Wine — NZ International Wine Show 2018
4.5 Stars, Top 5 — Cuisine Magazine NZ Sweet Wines Tasting 2018
A wonderfully generous wine with some colourful green elements. Salted caramel and toffee flavours layer over marmalade fruits giving the wine a delightful richness and fruit weight.