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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.
Mills Reef Hawke's Bay NZ Malbec 2005
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Dense and sl aldheydic wine with a concentrated, almost porty intensity. Strong stewed plum, spice, dark berry and spicy oak flavours. It has good varietal character, a solid structure of fine, ripe tannins and impressive length.
Tasted: Jan 2007 Closure: S'cap Average price: n/a
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