Pukeora Estate Ruahine Range ‘The Benches’ 2013 $28

From what was heralded as the ‘vintage of the century’ comes this powerfully built blend of merlot, malbec, syrah and cabernet sauvignon from the limestone-laden hills of Central Hawke’s Bay. Sweet saddle-leather, pepper, mocha, hints of prune, liquorice and showing bold, juicy tannins – it’s a muscular, sinewy sip that has loads of life in […]

Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column for Sat July 14 2018

In 2008 Sam Sparro released the banger ‘Black & Gold’. But these three wines rock those colours every year in spectacular fashion… Pukeora Estate Ruahine Range ‘The Benches’ 2013 $28 From what was heralded as the ‘vintage of the century’ comes this powerfully built blend of merlot, malbec, syrah and cabernet sauvignon from the limestone-laden […]

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