Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut 2011, King Valley, AUD $48
Geoff Merrill Wines Reserve Shiraz 2011, McLaren Vale, AUD $65
I was recently invited to a vertical tasting of every vintage of Craggy Range Le Sol by Air New Zealand, which had purchased the wines at auction.
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