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.
Man O’War Ironclad Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Waiheke Island NZ 2007
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Tasted as barrel sample. Dark, dense and powerful red with an array of ripe berry/black currant, cedar and black olive flavours. A very classy Cabernet blend that clearly has plenty fo cellaring potential thanks to a backbone of firm, ripe tannins.
Tasted: Apr 2008 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $45 (~USD $39)
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