New Zealand Wine


Zephyr Riesling 2011, Marlborough (£13.49 The Bon Vivant’s Companion) Quite soft and surprisingly mature for 2011, has ripe, slightly bruised apple flavour, along with a dusting of icing sugar, I like the clean mineral streak on the finish, but this feels old before its time. B Craggy Range Te Muna […]

Wine Tasting Video: Eight New Zealand Rieslings


Miguel Torres Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Curicó, Chile (£7.99 Bablake Wines, Big Wines, Celtic Wines, Cotswold Vintners, Lewis and Cooper, Partridges, Portland Wines) Crisp, restrained but confident style, with grassy lemon, grapefruit and rhubarb flavours set against pithy river pebble minerality. S- The Society’s New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2012, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sauvignon Blanc from Chile & New Zealand


Dominic Hentall Saint Véran 2010, Burgundy, France (£15.99 Naked Wines) Good mix of zesty citrus freshness with a softer, rounded cooked apple character, plus a slightly dough-like character reminiscent of undercooked cake mix. B Domain Parigot Meursault ‘Les Vireuils Dessous’ 2010, Burgundy, France (£32.99 The Perfect Cellar) Lean and lovely, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Chardonnays from Burgundy, Chile, California & New ...





Château de Grandmont Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2012 (£7.75 Christopher Piper) Lively, crunchy style, with jolly raspberry and blackberry flavours freshened up by an apple-y bite and some earthy spice, B(+) Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010, Central Otago, New Zealand (£35-£40 Slurp, Swig, New Zealand House of Wine, Majestic, Farr […]

Wine Tasting Video: Beaujolais Nouveau, New Zealand Pinot Noir & ...