Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

March 27, 2021By Yvonne

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $49.50 I checked and it was almost exactly to the day that I published my review of Steve Davies, 2016 Doctors Flat Pinot Noir on this site. He fired through a bottle of the shiny new 2017 as soon as it was ready and far out am I … Read More

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

March 25, 2020By Yvonne

Doctors Flat Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 $49.50 The tiny, 3ha, organically-farmed Doctor’s Flat site in Bannockburn is composed of deep gravels laid down by receding glaciers 480,000 years ago. Shepherded into the bottle by winemaker/owner Steve Davies since the mid-2000s, in 2016, 27% of the hand-harvested fruit was popped into the tank as intact … Read More

NEW LOVE ON THE BLOCK

May 16, 2013By Yvonne

NEW LOVE ON THE BLOCK Years ago, when I was just starting out in this business, I remember attending a snazzy wine tasting event in Auckland.  I was desperately trying (and failing) to look professional while struggling to hold my laughably large handbag, my pen, my notebook, my dictaphone and my wine glass.  I was … Read More