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.
Sandalford Prendeville Reserve Margaret River Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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Classy Cabernet that is beginning to show the benefiots of bottle age. A taut and quite complex wine with blackberry, wild herb, black olive and French oak flavours. Firm tannins are beginning to soften with age although the wine has great potential for future development.
Tasted: Jun 2010 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $110 (~USD $95)
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