Lime Rock White Knuckle Hill Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2013 $60 (5 stars)

The White Knuckle is a vertigo-inducingly steep vineyard where large life insurance policies are necessary for the mug that loses the toss to tackle it with the tractor. It’s worth the pain and fear because the ripe cherry and spice-saturated flavours are sensational.  Only made in years when the fruit is exceptional, it smells like […]

Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat 27 Jan 2018

I’ve made a horrifying discovery in recent months.  Actually it’s more like I’m making a horrifying admission.  To set the scene I’ll admit that I’m still old-school in that I write most of my wine tasting notes by hand, in a notebook.  Then I type them up and post them on my website or pop […]

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