Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat Feb 3 2018

Cast your minds back if you will to the mid 1980s. Apple Computers released the first Macintosh, John McEnroe was tantrumming his butt off on the tennis court, Michael Jackson did a commercial for Pepsi and his hair caught fire, thought-provoking tunes such as Wake Me Up Before You Go Go were rocketing up the […]

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Dessert Cabernet 2015 $22.90 375ml (3.5 stars)

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the sandy soils of their lower terrace, and fortified to 16.5%alc, this is a whopper of a wine. Scented with blackberry, bay leaf, pepper and dark cocoa, then chock full of spice and sweet, dried herb and nutty notes on the palate, it’s a wine with grip […]

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