• Yarra Yering new releases from the 2020 and 2019 vintages

    All the wines were tasted in December 2021.

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  • Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough 2017

    This is a pleasant pinot noir from Escarpment in Martinborough, New Zealand. It has a subtle aroma of spice, rosemary and green stalks. On the palate, the fruit is ripe and youthful with a gentle petulance at times and the tannins are low to medium and finely knit. The oak is very well integrated (25% […]

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  • Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2018

    From benchmark New Zealand producer Kumeu River, this chardonnay proved a little too sculptured for me, with the hand of the winemaker evident.  It opens to aromas of flint and smoke.  The palate has high acidity, the body is full and the wine finishes on acidity rather than fruit.  It proved somewhat hard work.  Rating: […]

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