Oz Clarke on Appellation Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – ‘The stuff’s fantastic!’

I almost feel as though 2021 is the year when Marlborough re-discovered its soul. Too many recent vintages, particularly of Sauvignon Blanc, have yielded too many rather aimless wines that seemed unsure of what they were trying to achieve, or wines that seemed almost perversely determined to deny the fabulously enticing fruit quality that wine lovers […]

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Oz finds Stellenbosch is producing some of the world’s most exciting Cabernet Sauvignons

I sometimes think I’m an endangered species. I love the wines that Cabernet Sauvignon produces. Right now we are living through a period of Pinot-mania, of Syrah-mania, of Nebbiolo- or Sangiovese-, Cinsault-, Carignan- or Pais-mania – ‘anything-but-Cabernet’-mania.  Hey – I love all those others too.  And I do understand, I suppose, that Cabernet has been too successful, and […]

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