Black Barn Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017 $26 (4 stars)

Winemaker Dave McKee showed up on my doorstep recently, clutching a bottle of this shiny new wine looking grinny and proud. Deservedly so. Luxuriously textured, bursting with baked apple and spiced pear, white pepper and naturally juicy citrus characters. A hint of quince and racy acidity to finish shoots this gris into the sip-o-sphere. It […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 26 May 2018

It’s that time of the year, when the ducks are quacking and the deer are on the roar. The menfolk shake the spiders out of their swanndri’s and talk in code to each other on the phone, hatching plans to hunt and kill anything with fur or feathers. They leave at dusk or dawn and […]

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