I was recently sent two Forrest Collection Marlborough chardonnays from the 2012 and 2013 vintages. Both are currently available.
The call went out from the Brown Paper Bag Club: BYO super-Tuscans to the suburban pizzeria, Napoli In Bocca, and we’ll have some fun.
Geoff Merrill Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012, Langhorne Creek, AUD $24
Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling 2012, Eden Valley, AUD $36
Yalumba winemaker, Kevin Glastonbury, made a brief visit to Auckland to show off five vintages of The Signature.
Gran Familia Rioja Reserva 2012, Spain, NZD $21.95
Tyrrell’s Wines celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, and to mark this milestone a back-tasting was held of the last 14 vintages of Vat 47 Chardonnay.
The wines of Pierre Péters and Vilmart are some of Champagne’s finest, although not its best known.
Tim Adams Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2012, Clare Valley, AUD $45
Each year wine collector and local surgeon, Ian Civil, digs into his cellar to assemble a 10-year vertical tasting for around 20 wine enthusiast friends.