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.
Coopers Creek Reserve Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2007
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Mellow, fleshy Chardonnay that’s a mix of charming Gisborne fruit and clever winemaking influence. The wine has subtle peachy fruit, spicy oak, sizzled butter and nutty yeast lees characters. The texture is fine-grained and the finish bone-dry.
Tasted: Apr 2009 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $25 (~USD $21)
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