Yvonne Lorkin Wine column for week beginning Sat 2nd Sept 2017

Ask not what your sauvignon can do for you, but what you can do for your sauvignon. That’s the question. I’m not a winemaker, I’m a wine drinker and I love sauvignon to distraction. I will drink it on a boat, in my coat, on a train, on a plane in the rain while travelling […]

Te Pa Wines Oke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $24 (4.5 stars)

Forget the words ‘sauvignon blanc’, because it’s way more like a ‘crazy, complex, smoky, roasty, toasty white wine’ than a sauvignon. Aromas of pine pollen, marzipan and smoked passionfruit are followed by lemongrass, lime leaf and tropical tastiness. Essentially it’s a gloriously complex wine, produced by a family that can trace their roots back to […]

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