Pick of the bunch

By Michael Cooper In Wine

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20th December, 2012
The “fun” part of my working day is just before lunch, when I taste 5-10 wines. Many are young, recently bottled and still a bit raw, but others – like these – are ready to roll. Astrolabe Taihoa Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011 From Kekerengu, in southeast Marlborough, this is a distinctive and complex wine, fermented in old oak casks. Far from the regional norm, it is sturdy and rich, rather than crisp and herbaceous, with gentle acidity and a strong surge of ripe melon, lime and nut flavours. $37 5/5 Blind River Tekau Barrel Fermented ...

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