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.
Esk Valley Black Label Rose Hawke's Bay NZ 2008
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Slightly lighter in colour (I’ve previously described it as a light red) with pretty berry flavours and a pleasantly dry finish. Attractive wine showing the superiority of Merlot/Malbec over Pinot Noir.
Tasted: Aug 2008 Average price: NZD $22 (~USD $19)
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