Stonyridge Larose 2010 Waiheke Island

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Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Press Releases

Red wine from waiheke islandStonyridge are the most iconic red wine producer in the country. Most of the their wine is sold on allocation or en primeur, that tells you that you how collectible this wine is. It’s often described as New Zealand’s greatest red wine.

On a recent visit to the vineyard I was fortunate enough to taste all that was offered on the Stonyridge wine menu. The winery is set amongst an olive grove and is a little piece of Tuscany, but only 45 minutes away from Auckland city.

The 2010 was the vintage of any decade, as the Bordelaise! The Stonyridge Larose  2010 is possibly the best I been fortunate enough to taste. The pretty/atrractive nose is full of parma violets sprinkled over ripe berries. These bright aromas give way to a fabric of secondary aromas of dried meat and herbs. The palate is tight, but given age will, relax and ease into itself. This wine is a pure thoroughbred with a pedigree that shows the full potential of, not only Waiheke but, New Zealand.

The purity of the fruit and the complexity that it brings ranks this wine alongside some of the best wines in the world. The length of this wine is also mighty impressive with lingering savoury notes as well as some residual primary fruit characters.

This Stonyridge Larose  2010 is a classic in the making, with all of the key ingredients it exemplifies the greatness that New Zealand wine can achieve.

95-97 Points
5 Stars
RRP $200

Stonyridge Larose 2009: rated 95 points and named as ” One of the Worlds’s Top Ten Must Visit Wineries” by Robert Joseph, Guardian UK, and I think that this wine is even better!

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc


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Written by Jayson Bryant

Jayson’s roots in wine began when his father literally dragged him round France and injected his passion into him. From the age of 8 his family took month long holidays in France travelling through all regions and sampling their wine.
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