Sileni Estates Pacemaker Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc 2014 $40 (4 stars)

Prepare for a bevvy of blossoms, boisterous berry fruit and buckets of dried herbs and spices on the nose and palate of this intense cabernet franc. Bay leaf, liquorice, black tea and sou bois lushness are all jostling for attention in the glass so sit back and enjoy the battle. If this is your pacemaker […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 20 Jan 2018

Take it to the Bridge… When I was really little we had cousins, who had grandparents who lived in Bridge Pa, a tiny (and I mean tiny), sleepy, little settlement just a few minutes southwest of Hastings. I remember going to stay with them at the grandparents’ house sometimes. It was a house where every […]

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