Canvas column Sat Aug 5 2017

There’s something about Merlot… Here are two truths.  1. I am unashamedly a merlotphile.  2. I have never watched Game of Thrones.  OK now you can judge me… Linden Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015 $48  In 2010 Trevor Shepherd talked his way into a job at Linden, where for four years he toiled (unpaid […]

Hãhã Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2016 $16

Berries?  Check.  Plum?  Check.  Truckloads of spices?  Check.  Ribsticking length of flavour?  That’s a check by heck.  Basically it’s a warming, cuddly, fabulously tongue-fuzzing, multi-tasking merlot that’ll please the crowds and win friends and influence people.  Your wallet will remain calm and zen too. Sip with: slivers of prosciutto www.pointwines.co.nz www.yvonnelorkin.com

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