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.
Taylors St Andrews Australia Merlot 2001
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Dense and quite complex wine with a lot of savoury development - spice, forest floor, beef tea etc. Firm tannins are still evident. Needs hearty food. Has some richness and warmth. Too tannic/
Tasted: Nov 2005 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $55 (~USD $47)
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