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2010

A first chance to taste Kumeu River’s wines, and they’re certainly aiming for quality. Characterised by new oak, ripe, but linear fruit on the …

By contrast, although this was clearly Californian, its Sonoma restraint was evident, compared with the Shafer. Vanilla ice cream – very oaky. Caramel and …

Served to us blind in a line-up of 8 Rieslings, by Christina’s brother – all dry styles. This was the wine of the night …

A first Mondeuse, to the best of my recollection. From the shop in Cluses. Deep ruby / purple. Dark berry fruit notes: mulberry and …

Thanks to Tracy for this unusual California brand! Deep ruby with a narrow rim. Medium+ intensity nose of blackcurrant, a hint of black cherry, …

Bought at the estate, after a fantastic lunch at their restaurant, then a tour of the estate. Not cheap, but a very enjoyable bottle …

Nice, good value Margaret River Cab, bought as an extra Booker wine. Deep ruby with black glints to the core and a narrow rim. …

Also served with the soup course, mostly for interest’s sake. Not bad, with distinctive character, but could have done with more minerality. Also a …

One of 2 whites with 1st course of Booker mediaeval banquet – chosen to fit to the vegetable richness of leak and potato soup. …