Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2013 $30 (4 stars)

One thing the RD9 district does supremely well, is grow great pinot noir. It’s where a large chunk of pinot is grown for some of New Zealand’s most famed sparkling wine bases. Julie and Douglas Haines have created a HUGE pinot noir here, with more meat on its bones than is typical, but it’s a […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 7th Oct 2017

IN HOMAGE TO HOMAGE “2017 was an exceptional summer and the 150ml of rain we had in February was soaked up by super-dry soils.  Sure we had intermittent showers after that, but I tell you what, we’ve ended up with exceptional samples of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo” says Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson at a […]

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