It took me a nano-second to respond when asked: “Would you like to attend a vertical tasting of Chateau d’Yquem presented by the marketing director, Jean-Phillipe le Moine?”
When you are travelling from Queenstown to Cromwell, just before you arrive at Cromwell there is a small vineyard on the right called GeorgeTown.
Greywacke Botrytis Pinot Gris 2011, Marlborough (375ml), NZD $37.95
Hubert de Boüard, owner of St-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) Château Angélus briefly visited New Zealand.
The wines of Pierre Péters and Vilmart are some of Champagne’s finest, although not its best known.
Château Rieussec Sauternes 2011, France, NZD $87.50
Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011, Hunter Valley, AUD $75
Clemens Busch Marienburg Spätlese Goldkapsel Riesling 2011, Mosel Valley, AUD $99
O’Leary Walker Hurtle Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2011, Adelaide Hills, AUD $28
Wombat Crossing Hermit’s Block Shiraz 2011, Hunter Valley, AUD $32