Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning March 10 2018

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to be invited by a group of Nelson wine producers to spend a couple of days in the region. I’d be meeting the local winemakers and generally triptrapping around, admiring the incredible land and seascape and soaking up the wine stories of a region that for whatever reason, […]

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015 $23 (4.5 stars)

Scented with boysenberry, bay leaf, blueberries, pepper and leather, there’s also a lick of vanilla which wraps itself around big, muscular, pumping tannins, making this a definite new favourite in my house! Dry, yet curvy and complex, it’s a merlot with excellent concentration and sippability. Try it before it disappears! www.oakestatewines.co.nz

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