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.
Vidal Hawke's Bay NZ Chardonnay 2004
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An attractive, vibrant Chardonnay with a lovely mix of ripe peach and grapefruit flavours together with savoury yeast lees and subtle oak. A wine that’s full of charm with a silken texture and exquisite balance of fruit and alcohol sweetness balanced by crisp acidity.
Tasted: Mar 2005 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $20 (~USD $17)
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