is one of only 264 Masters of Wine in the world. An international wine judge, Bob judges wine professionally in ten countries and contributes regularly to publications around the world. His specialty is New Zealand wine which he reviews from an international perspective.
Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2006
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Appealing wine that combines the charm of peach/melon Gisborne Chardonnay flavours with some pretty serious winemaking influence adding nutty yeast lees, barrel fermentation and classy oak characters. Harmonious, linear and lengthy.
Tasted: Apr 2009 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $36 (~USD $30)
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