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.
Mahi Francis Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc 2007
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One of a handful of successful Sauvignon Blanc variants made using hand-picked, whole-bunch-pressed fruit that was fermented in French oak barriques using wild yeasts before being matured in oak. It’s a dry, soft-textured wine with attractive citrus and stone fruit flavours and a pronounced mineral influence.
Tasted: Jun 2008 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $24 (~USD $21)
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