is one of only 264 Masters of Wine in the world. An international wine judge, Bob judges wine professionally in ten countries and contributes regularly to publications around the world. His specialty is New Zealand wine which he reviews from an international perspective.
Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay NZ Chardonnay 2004
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Quite oaky on the nose. Lovely rich and creamy texture. BF character, plenty of oak and sizzled butter with good yeast lees influence. A stylish and moderately complex wine. Lovely mealy, nutty flavours. Very classy oak.
Tasted: May 2005 Average price: NZD $27 (~USD $22)
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