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  • Here’s a guide to some wonderful local drops that I’ve been supping recently.

    Issue 3929 27th August 2015

    As you know, wine writers are hopelessly spoilt, with a delicious drop to drink every night. In fact, most of the wines are too young to offer real pleasure, but a few do entice you back for a second glass, or even a third … Clos de Ste Anne Chardonnay Naboth’s Vineyard 2013 (5/5 stars) This exceptional chardonnay from Millton is from 25-year-old vines in the steep, north-facing Naboth’s Vineyard, in the Poverty Bay foothills. Grown biodynamically, hand-harvested and barrel-fermented, it is notably rich, with a lovely depth of vibrant, ripe grapefruit flavours, a real sense …

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