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.
Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay NZ Chardonnay 2003
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Attractive mouth-filling wine with good complexity from concentrated grapefruit, subtly toasty oak and nutty lees characters. Balanced wine with good length and a little heat from alcohol. Canned sweetcorn.
Tasted: May 2004 Closure: Cork Average price: NZD $28 (~USD $24)
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