has judged wine professionally in twelve countries, contributes regularly to wine publications around the world and has lectured on wine in many countries. His speciality is New Zealand wine which he reviews from an international perspective. He gained his Master of Wine qualification in 2000.
Barrington Three Blocks Central Otago NZ Pinot Gris 2012
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Also available in 375 mls for $12. An off-dry style although the finish is virtually dry thanks to fresh acidity. Pear and apricot flavours with a seasoning of breadyy/nutty yeast lees character. Attractive wine - good food wine.
Tasted: Dec 2012 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $24 (~USD $21)
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