I have a thing for Hawkes Bay wines from New Zealand. This one isn’t the best of the bunch but it is available – THANK YOU OYSTER BAY!
If you can find any wines from the area jump on them. The syrah from there is a real eye opener – lean, elegant, aromatic. Most of the wines are bordelaise clones, better made than Bordeaux and about half the cost of comparables.
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