My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
It’s useful to measure the quality of our wines against an international benchmark, particularly a newcomer like albariño.
Is the Bragato Wine Awards in danger of sacrificing wine quality by favouring Turangawaewae?
This week, I look at pinot noir from Australia and New Zealand recently uploaded to the app.
A large tasting of sauvignon blanc reminded me of the variety’s considerable regional differences.
Neudorf Twenty Five Rows Chardonnay 2015, Nelson, NZD $33
I’ve recently uploaded 85 new pinot noir reviews, mostly Australian wines with quite a number of New Zealanders.
Neudorf 2015 Rosie’s Block Chardonnay, Nelson NZD $33 Neudorf has re-branded their regular Chardonnay with this label dedicated to Rosie Finn, daughter of owners Tim and Judy Finn. It is predictably delicious with the Neudorf signature of taut elegance and subtle minerality. An ethereal texture
Dr Ian Civil (pictured) is a vascular surgeon, golfer and wine enthusiast. Once a year he raids his cellar to present a vertical tasting for his mostly medical friends, one or two neighbours and me. It’s a serious tasting followed by a slightly less serious barbeque.