Craggy Range 2011 Sophia and The Quarry Prestige wines

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By
Craggy Range Prestige wines

Craggy Range Sophia 2011 Possibly one of the finest New Zealand Merlots I’ve had the good fortune of tasting. Now I know a few of you will get upset at the heavy bottle, personally I think there are greater worries in life. The bottle’s heavy, the wine great, and it’s under cork. The sheer theatre
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The Doctors Arneis 2012 Marlborough

Aug 13th, 2013 | By
Forrest Estate Arneis

The Doctors Arneis 2012 Marlborough Living up to its name, this wine is truly a cheeky rascal. The grape variety, often called Barolo Bianco, is naturally low in acid and can be difficult to cultivate. It’s not a grape variety planted heavily in New Zealand, but is a star white wine of Italy’s Piedmont region
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Borie de Maurel La Belle Aude 2012

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
Borie de Maurel wines, minervois

Borie de Maurel La Belle Aude 2012 In the fine tradition of the Minervois. This wine is made using biodynamics. The wine is made from Marsanne grapes, usually reserved for Rhone white wines. This could very easily be a top flight Rhone Marsanne. 10% is Muscat Petit Grain It’s rich scented aromas seductively lead you
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Craggy Range Aroha 2011 Pinot Noir

Aug 5th, 2013 | By
Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir

Craggy Range Aroha 2011 Pinot Noir  Craggy Range’s flagship Pinot Noir from the Te Muna vineyard. Robert Parker scored this a massive 94 Points. I fail to see the excitement. This wine is a brute and feminine and delicate it’s not. The aromas are very seductive. It’s more dirty smoky jazz club than rose garden.
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Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 and 2009

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 and 2009 It’s not long till I venture to this part of the world again, it’s less than 2 weeks. I thought that I better brush up on my French, both Palate and appraisal. It’s such a beautiful part of the world no matter what time of year. The name alone conjures up
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