There were many impressive wines in my riesling tasting, and my preference for a little bottle-age was evident.
Rymill Maturation Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coonawarra, AUD $45
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.