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.
Tiritiri Reserve Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2008
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Big, rich and creamy Chardonnay with attractive peach, mineral/gunpowder, sizzled butter, toasted nut and spicy oak flavours. A sophisticated style of Chardonnay with complexity, length and a bone-dry finish. The wine has power but delivers it with subtlety - an admirable trait.
Tasted: Mar 2011 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $39 (~USD $33)
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