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 The Alias Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc 2008
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Dry, grassy and quite acidic Sauvingon Blanc with fine, spicy oak characters that linger in the finish. A very distinctive and individual wine in a bone-dry style. Although the wine has a good texture I find the oak distracts from fruit flavour and may be at least partly responsible for a slightly resinous note.
Tasted: Dec 2009 Closure: S'cap Average price: n/a
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