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Bob Campbell, Master of Wine Bob Campbell 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.
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Mills Reef Elspeth Hawke's Bay NZ Malbec 2005

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3 Star Rating
80/100 351
Dense, spicy red with earthy undertones. Big, complex and powerful wine. Very firm ripe tannins although the wine doesn;t appear to be over-extracted. A slightly funky brett-like character detracts.
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Tasted: Mar 2007   Closure: S'cap    Average price: NZD $40 (~USD $34)

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