Sacred Hill Riflemans Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016 $70 (4.5 stars)

The thing that I love about Riflemans chardonnay is that it doesn’t follow any model, any recipe.  It’s simply the absolute best example that Sacred Hill can possibly produce, from the fruit sourced from the tiny, heritage, own-rooted Mendoza block high up on the chalky terraces of the Dartmoor Valley.  Clean, precise grapefruit pith layers […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat Nov 4 2017

Almost on the daily I’m asked about whether I think chardonnay is making a comeback.  To which I usually snort, roll my eyes and spit “Comeback?  Comeback?  It never went away!”  However that’s because I’m irrationally defensive about chardonnay, I love it so much. The versions of chardonnay that are on trend at any given […]

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