Buller Wines Calliope Rutherglen Shiraz 2010 $49.99 (5 stars)

With its intensely concentrated, ripe red fruits, Christmas pudding spices and masses of cherry and blackcurrant flavours, this shiraz had me swooning. Seven years since vintage and the acidity is incredibly fresh and juicy, while the tannins are deliciously dusty and have lovely grip. Made from century-old vines, this Aussie beauty is named after the […]

Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Get yourself a gravelly gift… For the last eight years, the members of Hawke’s Bay’s Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association have submitted their wines to an internationally respected Master of Wine to be assessed.  The aim is to find, on a vintage by vintage basis, the wines which best represent a given year.  Only twelve can […]

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