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 […]

Matahiwi Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017 $22 (3.5 stars)

Using a parcel of fruit they’ve sourced from Hawke’s Bay, these skilled, Wairarapa-based producers have created a wine bursting with classic grilled grapefruit and lemony, smoked pineapple flavours.  It’s toasty and roasty and yet really fresh, plus it has a solid citrus backbone and a nutty core.  I think it’s a winner with chicken schnitzel […]

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