Craggy Range Te Kahu Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015, Hawkes Bay, AUD $34
Mills Reef Elspeth Chardonnay 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $39.95
I put some pricey pinot noirs from Gibbston Valley Wines, Rockburn Wines and Blank Canvas to the test.
Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Wrattonbully, AUD $40
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.
One of the saddest wine statistics of all is the fact that Britain now imports more pinot gris than riesling from Germany.
Elephant Hill Stone Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $75
Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, McLaren Vale, AUD $24-$28
Konrad Dry Riesling 2015, Marlborough, NZD $19.60
A recent riesling tasting attracted an impressive range of entries from the Mosel.