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 Limited Release Nuhaka Hawke's Bay NZ Chardonnay 2004
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Strong flavoured wine with plenty of ripe peach and spicy oak flavours. Just a tad dull and over-worked. Nice mouthfeel. Slightly coarse on the finish. VEry acidic.
Tasted: Mar 2005 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $20 (~USD $17)
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