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 Merlot 2003
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Inky, youthful red. Dense dark wine with strong fruit cake, dried fruit flavours and dark chocolate. Firm tannins with plenty of fruit to handle them. A big wine with a future.
Tasted: May 2005 Average price: NZD $27 (~USD $23)
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