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This was a beauty. Mature, but with concentration to age gracefully for another 5 years, maybe? Quite dense garnet colour (medium, rather than light …

Wasn’t sure how this would turn out, as it was from the ‘other’, 3rd, Liger-Belair, who rarely gets noticed, and Clos de Vougeot can …

A couple of half bottles of this bought for Fortified Wine tasting practice (which obviously worked, as I managed a distinction!). An outstanding example …

  When I saw this on sale at Schipol Airport, I felt I had to take a trip down memory lane, and get a …

The first white from the 3rd Optimor Wine Club case – “Anything But Chardonay / Cabernet”. A really interesting one this, as it’s essentially …

A half-bottle of Ata Rangi’s entry-level, young vines (<15 years old) cuvee, bought at the vineyard after a long chat with Eleanor at their …

Dropped by Carrick on the recommendation of the woman in the wine shop in Cromwell. An excellent spot for lunch I suspect, and another …

It was a pleasure to close out my time in Central Otago with a lunch & visit to Mt Difficulty in Bannockburn, including an …

Also picked up in Clyde, and a second good-looking Gewurz from Central. Had fruit & spice, whilst maintaining acidity, and without overkilling perfume. Great …

The first wine of the wedding party at Furneaux Lodge, and finally a good Kiwi Pinot Gris. Whilst I was impressed by the Riesling …