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.
Hopesgrove Hawke's Bay NZ Syrah 2009
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Dense, fine-boned Syrah with focused pepper, fresh plum, dark berry and a suggestion of floral flavours. Sleek and elegant rather than blockbuster wine. It shows real power with a lingering finish. Sweet fruit is balanced by fine, dusty tannins. An intriguing and classy Syrah.
Tasted: Dec 2011 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $45 (~USD $37)
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