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.
Newton Forrest Cornerstone Hawke's Bay NZ Malbec 2005
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Flagship red that’s a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec. An intensely-flavoured wine with a strong cedar/blackberry Cabernet Sauvignon influence. Very classy Gimblett Gravels red from a good vintage.
Tasted: Jul 2008 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $50 (~USD $43)
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