New and Noteworthy

A feast for pinot lovers

In my latest tasting of nearly 100 pinot noirs, the regions that dominated were – no surprises – Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.

A tasty syrah selection

During an extensive tasting of the variety, I came across three wines in the “super-premium” category with prices south of NZD $50.

Fine wines from Foxes Island

Foxes Island is the Marlborough vineyard established by high profile winemaker, John Belsham, who planted pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and riesling.

A bevy of beautiful cabernets

The latest Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is just one of a bevy of beauties in my latest tasting of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet-based blends.

Quality in common

These three red wines appear to have little in common. They are from three different regions, are made from different grape varieties and were produced in different vintages.