Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Syrah 2015 $37.90 (4 stars)

A couple of years ago, the Marlborough-based, Ibbotsen family managed to secure a prime piece of grape-estate in the middle of Hawke’s Bay’s Gimblett Gravels district and they have rocked it ever since.  Their winemaking team have fully got their talents around the big, gutsy, northern reds and that’s a great thing.  This syrah is […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 7th Oct 2017

IN HOMAGE TO HOMAGE “2017 was an exceptional summer and the 150ml of rain we had in February was soaked up by super-dry soils.  Sure we had intermittent showers after that, but I tell you what, we’ve ended up with exceptional samples of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo” says Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson at a […]

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