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.
Clayridge Excalibur Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc 2005
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I love this wine. If you’re after classically fruity Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc try another label. But if you’re seeking a rich, mellow and pleasingly complex that you can savour rather than quaff - this is the wine for you. Think of Cloudy Bay Te Koko and deduct $10 off the price.
Tasted: Jan 2007 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $26 (~USD $23)
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