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.
Hentley Farm The Beast Barossa Valley Australia Shiraz 2005
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Very impressive (old vine?) wine with great density. Well made with vibrant fruit, great depth and a great balance. Subsequent note - I have been advised that the vines were planted in the 1990’s and are not “old vine” . This is a tremendous wine with great potential.
Tasted: Jul 2006 Average price: NZD $75 (~USD $65)
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