Moana Park Hawke’s Bay Merlot Malbec 2016 $25 (3.5 stars)

Here’s a vegan-friendly red that has masses of blackcurrant, violet, dried herb and pepper notes on the nose and has black tea, cherry, red fruits and spicy notes on the palate.  Fresh acidity, grippy tannins and good length make this a great BBQ sipper with tender, roasted mushroom and eggplant stacks.    

Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat 9th Dec 2017

As I write this, a clutch of businesses on the street where my office is located, are preparing for our annual street Christmas party.  Five bucks and BYO nibbles is all we needed to bring apparently.  Due to this column deadline, I have not had time to go out and get ‘nibbly-fied’ – so to […]

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