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The final red – after Santa Duc Gigondas, 98 Beaucastel and Terram Priorat 06 – with venison. Perfectly mature, with silky tannins, but surprising …

An extra wine before dessert, and another Great Western sale pickup. I think, perhaps, a classic example of Central Otago Pinot Noir, where the …

Picked up at a comparative knock-down price from POTG for the Princess Wine Club, and once again, upholds the Pinot Gris tradition over the …

Took this to Allegra’s wedding in the belief that we were bringing for our table… and then was lucky to be able to rescue …

Writing a time after drinking, so a little from memory, this was certainly a fine Pinot Noir. This is the top-end offering from Peregrine …

This was a bit disappointing. I picked up a bottle when visiting the vineyard in 2008, and had enjoyed their wines. But this came …

I’d heard good things not only about Craggy Range’s series of New Zealand wines, but also about Syrah from Gimblett Gravels in North Island. …

I picked this up at Carrick, and decided to crack it at the end of 2009. But, in fact, this could have survived a …

Picked this up at a dinner held by the POTG lads, with Michael Seresin and his winemaker, and drank this 2007 Leah with Leah, …

My first wine from Waiheke Island, north of Auckland. An interesting balance between Old and New Worlds: certainly a core of quite ripe black …