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.
Montana Ormond Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2006
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Rich, ripe, fleshy Chardonnay that captures the ripe peach regional charm but cleverly embellishes it with spicy oak and yeast lees complexity. There’s also emerging toasty bottle complexity adding extra interest. Mouth filling wine that’s approaching peak form.
Tasted: Aug 2009 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $33 (~USD $28)
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