Archive for the ‘Tastings’ Category

Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015

Here’s what had Raymond Chan has to say about our 2011 Riesling after a tasting hosted by Riesling nut (that’s a good thing) Meredith Parkin at Glengarry, Thorndon Quay, Wellington. Nga Waka Martinborough Riesling Dry 2011 Full, even, lemon hued straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is intense and concentrated with aromas of limes and toast, beginning […]

2012 Riesling Tasting: Alsace and Mosel

Last week our bottle supplier OI hosted their annual Bob Campbell MW tasting. This year we were looking at Alsace and Mosel Rieslings from the 2012 vintage, a low-yielding, generally wet year “saved” by better conditions in the latter part of the season. Variable quality is the norm for wetter seasons with better sites and […]

The Age of Riesling

Raymond Chan – wine industry stalwart, judge, commentator and author of has his say on Nga Waka Riesling following a recent vertical tasting. Raymond’s overall assessment and detailed notes are re-printed here with Raymond’s kind permission. Cheers, Roger Parkinson Nga Waka Riesling Vertical Tasting 2011 – 1993 8 March 2014 At a recent Summer […]

OI Chardonnay Tasting with Bob Campbell, 29 July 2010

OI hosted, and Bob Campbell MW presented, a 12-wine tasting of Chardonnay from Burgundy, New Zealand, and Australia at The French Bistro, for local winegrowers in Martinborough. My abbreviated notes follow. The tasters were asked to select a preferred wine (*) in each flight and the highest number of preferences decided the issue. Flight One […]

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