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NEWS FROM ODYSSEY WINES ODYSSEY WINES IS AN INDEPENDENT, AUCKLAND BASED WINE COMPANY making distinct regional wines from Marlborough and Gisborne. The Marlborough wines are made from their own vineyard in the Brancott Valley Marlborough, whilst the Odyssey Reserve Iliad Reserve Gisborne Chardonnay is made from some of the oldest vines in Gisborne. The Odyssey wines are sold locally. The winery’s aim is to make wines which reflect the region, complement food and age well. Odyssey Wines began trading in 1994 and now export to a variety of countries throughout the world. Ponsonby is always a special market for them as it’s where they began and where you will find many of Auckland’s best eateries and bars. This year they have bottled limited amounts of the highly rated Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 in 1.5 litre Magnums. Because the wines age better in bigger formats and because they make great gifts, and are more fun.

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ODYSSEY MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2009 (5 stars wine orbit 93) From their sloped vineyard in the Brancott Valley, this is a stylish Pinot displaying complex aromas of red/dark cherry, spice, dried herb and cedary oak character. The palate is beautifully fruited showing silky texture, lovely mid palate weight and fine, gently drying tannins. The wine is elegant yet richly flavoured with greater complexity to come with further cellaring. At its best: now to 2014. The Odyssey Wines are sold at Blend, Wine Vault, La Vino, K Rd Liquor, Bacchus, Caros, Fine Wine Delivery Company, Nosh Greenlane and Mt Eden as well as many great bars and restaurants around town. PN They are also sold direct ex Winery www.odysseywines.co.nz

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby