Decanter's tastings director, Christelle Guibert, has picked out eight exciting New Zealand wines to try from a recent tasting in central London. See them below.

The expansive coastline, maritime climate and long sunshine hours means that there’s an exciting array of New Zealand wines to try.

Decanter’s tasting director, Christelle Guibert, picks eight exciting New Zealand wines to try this year, including a biodynamic Chardonnay/Pinot Noir sparkling, an old vine Riesling and a stylish Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Clos Marguerite Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Clos Marguerite Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Clos Marguerite Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere, Marlborough, New Zealand 2015 After 20 years of viticulture and winemaking experience, Jean-Charles Hove and…

Points 90
Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2014 From a sheep and cattle farming family, Paddy Borthwick had another ambition…

Points 90
Huia Brut Rapaura 2009

Huia Brut, Rapaura 2009

Huia Brut, Rapaura, Marlborough, New Zealand 2009 All the grapes from this estate are biodynamically grown and certified since 2012.…

Points 91
Te Mata Awatea Cabernet Merlot 2013

Te Mata Awatea Cabernet Merlot 2013

Te Mata Awatea Cabernet Merlot, Hawkes’ Bay, New Zealand 2013 A textbook Cabernet Merlot blend with black berry fruit aromas.…

Points 90
Elephant Hill Syrah 2013

Elephant Hill Syrah 2013

Elephant Hill Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand 2013 After visiting the area in 2001, Reydan and Roger Weiss fell in…

Points 89