2024 tasting note to follow

2021

19/20

“One of New Zealand’s best Gewürztraminers … full-bodied, medium-sweet style that is nicely balanced by refreshing high acidity.  A stunning South Island Gewürztraminer.”

- Joelle Thompson, Drinksbiz Magazine, NZ
This wine is so beautifully balanced … Clean yet richly complex, laced with manuka honey and gently, luxuriously oily to finish. Exotically excellent."
- Yvonne Lorkin, www.yvonnelorkin.com NZ
93/100
“Fantastic bouquet of exotic fruits and flowers … There’s no mistaking the texture - touching all sections of the palate with a light phenolic bitterness back palate reminding me of some noteworthy Alsace examples. I really enjoy this style of wine … Great acid line and finishing dry.”
- Cameron Douglas MS, www.camdouglasms.com, NZ
18.5+/20
“…The wine has excellent freshness enhanced by acid balance and spice; the fruit shows depth and persists to a long, spicy finish … persist harmoniously to a long, enticing finish.”
- Candice Chow, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, NZ
94/100
“It's wonderfully aromatic … ” deliciously appealing palate that's powerfully concentrated and mouthfilling. Opulent and plush with a prolonged satisfying finish.”
- Sam Kim, www.wineorbit.co.nz, NZ
90/100
“… a full-flavoured, potent, luscious and powerful wine with viscosity ….”
- New Zealand Wine Writer, Stephen Bennett MW & Lynnette Hudson, NZ

2019

93/100
“… Delicious on the palate with flavours of spices and dried herbs … No mistaking the variety … very engaging” 
- Cameron Douglas MS, www.camdouglasms.com, NZ
Full of personality … a slightly oily texture and good complexity and harmony
- Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine, AUS
96/100

“… It's sumptuous and plush on the palatea wonderfully long gratifying finish

- Sam Kim – Wine Writer, www.wineorbit.co.nz, NZ
18.5/20
“…textural Gewurztraminer shines with varietal characters and barrel-fermented complexities
- Candice Chow, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, NZ

2018

“… the delicious 2018 vintage was handled for six months in old oak puncheons … it's full of personality” 
- Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooper.co.nz, NZ
94/100
This has such intensity and ripeness. Pegasus Bay really knows how to deliver aromatic white in full regalia. ….”
- Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com, USA

2017

EXCELLENT TO OUTSTANDING
“Leaps out of the glass with Turkish delight and rose petal … Intense, powerful, a long finish. A meal in a glass”.
- Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times, NZ
“… Delight, flint and fragrant … terrific fruit power and intensity … irresistibly delicious.
- Sam Kim, www.wineorbit.co.nz, NZ
92/100
Very impressive …. palate has a rich, sweet style to it ….”
- Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com, USA

2016

92/100
Plenty of flinty rose water and luscious tropical fruits. The cool lychee palate is a thing of real beauty. Jasmine and rose water florals linger playfully.”
- Nick Stock, jamesSuckling.com, USA
94/100
“ … weighty and complex gewürztraminer … Impressive wine
- Bob Campbell MW, bobcampbell.nz, NZ
18.5/20
“..This is a rich and luscious, weighty and powerful medium-dry Gewurztraminer… 
- Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, NZ
“   a powerful but not heavy style with rich, citrusy, well-spiced flavours, gentle acidity, unusual complexity and a well-rounded, lasting finish. Full of personality, …
- Winestate Magazine, AUS
“ … Powerful it has a beautifully perfumed, spicy bouquet, leading into a weighty wine … unusual complexity and harmony … already delicious
- Michael Copper, michaelcooper.co.nz, NZ

2014

18.5/20
“ …. full-bodied, rich and opulent fruit flavours of tropical fruits, Turkish Delight, marmalade, honey and musk …. an unctuous texture and mouthfeel … .  The wine flows with vibrancy and energy …”
- Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, NZ
95/100
” … a full and rich bouquet of Gewurztraminer … On the palate - creamy, rich, salivating and packed with multiple fruit flavours … ; long rewarding finish
- Cameron Douglas MS, camerondouglasms.blogspot.co.nz, NZ
96/100
“ … Rich, Alsace-style Gewürztraminer with masses of flavour and richly textured … Seriously good wine …” 
- Bob Campbell MW, bobcampbell.nz, NZ
Wow!  The glittering yellow diamond colour of this wine is quite mesmerizing… an irresistibly un-put-downable example"
- Yvonne Lorkin, yvonnelorkin.com NZ

2013

95/100
Totally seductive Gewurztraminer . . . It is a triumph both texturally and in terms of complexity. Above all its a lovely drink”
- Bob Campbell MW, bobcampbellwinereviews.com
18.5/20
“… The mouthfeel is soft and unctuous with very fine textures, and good alcohol power and drive. Some complex reductive elements add interest and are carried to a long, soft, near-decadent finish. This is a rich, near-decadent, medium-dry Gewurztraminer with ginger and honied flavours along with some subtle funky complexities. …
- Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz

2011

… Alsace-like, with substantial body and excellent delicacy, complexity and length. Poised and youthful, it is already lovely, with rich peach, lychee and spice flavours, and a gentle splash of sweetness. Benchmark stuff.
- Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide, NZ
The aromas and flavours suggest freshly sliced, ripe pear, intertwined with hints of quince, greengage and loquat. The palate is complex and multi-faceted, with an unctuous concentration of fruit and lusciousness, balanced by a spine of minerality and grapefruit-like acidity which draw out the length and complement the lingering aftertaste.
- Wine of the year finalist - Wine State magazine, Australia
Utterly drop dead deliciously good; obviously a Gewürztraminer in the hands of a master, in this case North Canterbury winemaker Mat Donaldson, who treats Gewurz’ like a great Riesling, giving it all the intensity and enhancing its acidity too. The result is an amazingly pretty, super tropical, ultra refreshing wine. A must try . . . this wine is a winner.
- Joelle Thompson, DrinksBiz , NZ
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Licence Holder:Donaldson Family Limited T/A:Pegasus Bay Winery.
Licence no:57/OFF/458/2022 Exp:16/3/2025