New and Noteworthy

Tyrrell’s Sacred Sites

“It’s an old vineyard but a very short tasting,” joked Chris Tyrrell as we prepared to taste the ‘complete works’ of Tyrrells’ Old Patch Shiraz.

Rapaura Springs superb sauvignon

Spring Creek Vintners is one of Marlborough’s fastest growing wine exporters and now produces wine from around 400 hectares of productive vineyard land half of which they own.

Chardonnay cavalcade

From my latest chardonnay tasting – of more than 100 mostly Australian wines – it’s obvious the 2017 vintage has been a big success.

Superstar pinot noir

Does Central Otago produce this country’s best examples of pinot noir? According to my database (and palate), the answer is yes, by a slim margin, although the other pinot noir regions are hot on Central Otago’s heels.