When the 2017 sample of the Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay arrived a few weeks ago it was accompanied by the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages as references for the latest vintage.
Clos Marguerite Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, NZD $49
Hans Herzog is one of Marlborough’s most precious vinous and culinary gems.
Vertical tastings are very revealing. As I’ve said on other occasions they are like an archaeological dig.
In a tasting of 75 new-release pinot noirs, there’s an element of déjà-vû as the big names that we’d expect to come up trumps, usually do.
Brown Brothers Patricia Noble Riesling 2014, King Valley, AUD $37 (375ml)
There were many impressive wines in my riesling tasting, and my preference for a little bottle-age was evident.
Casa Santos Lima Bons Ventos 2014, Portugal, AUD $9
Paritua 21:12 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $130
I love great, mature Hunter Valley semillon, so help me.